OpenSolaris User Group wrapup
By Liane Praza-Oracle on Apr 27, 2005
It's hard to come to work unhappy after attending an external-to-Sun Solaris event. Despite an exhausting day which started ridiculously early to receive the Sun Chairman's Award for Innovation with the rest of a well-deserving team (see Stephen's post for pictures), I had a great time talking to and with folks interested in Solaris.
The (basic) presentation I used is posted here. I made a few minor changes for last night's audience, but the vast majority of the content is identical. Jan didn't have canned slides -- the demo spoke for itself. You'll be able to see the work he and his team did re-architecting x86/x64 Solaris boot for yourself in an upcoming Solaris Express release.
Ben Rockwood was there with camera and video equipment. He's going to try to post a video for those who couldn't attend. I'm cringing at the idea; watching yourself after a presentation can be terrifying. Personal mortification at a permanent record of my mistakes aside, I hope this is helpful for some people. :)
I look forward to meeting more of you at the next meeting. Congratulations to Alan for kicking off such a great group. Hopefully you'll also be able to see a variety of Solaris engineers at the User Groups starting soon around the world.