Tuesday Jul 14, 2009

Live Video Stream: Kernel Conference Australia, July 15-17

Starting July 15th at 9:00 AM Brisbane time, you can catch a live stream of the Kernel Conference Australia.  Of particular interest to storage geeks is the keynote by Jeff Bonwick and Bill Moore on ZFS Deduplication! at 9:15 AM

Monday Jul 06, 2009

Connecticut OpenSolaris User Group Meeting July 2009

About 25 people attended the July meeting of the Connecticut OpenSolaris User Group on July 1st.[Read More]

Monday Jun 29, 2009

Fun with Crossbow

The Crossbow project is probably the most exciting new feature in OpenSolaris 2009.06. It a nutshell, project Crossbow brings virtualization to the networking layer. In this quick example I'm going to create a virtual network interface card (VNIC) and dynamically alter it's maximum bandwidth as traffic is flowing over it.[Read More]

Tuesday Jun 16, 2009

File Version Explorer

If you're using OpenSolaris you should certainly have Time Slider enabled, at least on your home directory.[Read More]

Sunday May 31, 2009

"Is this for real????"

That was the first question to the OpenSolaris engineers participating in the live chat. If you missed it, you can at least read the replay. There was an astounding 125,000 unique visitors to the chat!

Tuesday May 26, 2009

Live Stream of the Front Range OpenSolaris User Group

This Thursday, May 28th at 6:30 - 8:30 PM MDT, you can virtually attend the Front Range OpenSolaris User Group meeting as it's being broadcast over Ustream. The topics are:
  • OpenSolaris Auto Install by Clay Baenziger (60 mins)
  • How to synchronize an iPod by Pat Korsnick (20 mins)
Be sure to prepare your own pizza.

Wednesday May 20, 2009

Free OpenSolaris Desktop Access (China Only)

If you are a developer in China you can now get access to a complete OpenSolaris desktop. Anyone who is interested can register an account at Unix-Center.Net. After your account is activated, you can login to the server either via SSH or VNC. Every user gets their own home directory and 100 MB of storage space.

Tuesday May 19, 2009

OpenSolaris Live Chat

On Thursday May 28th from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM PDT you have an opportunity to ask a handful of OpenSolaris engineers whatever you want (well, at least about OpenSolaris).

The engineers participating in the chat include:

On Thursday May 28th go to Slashdot and look for the OpenSolaris chat window.

Friday May 15, 2009

Free OpenSolaris Deep Dives at CommunityOne West

Last week I blogged about the OpenSolaris sessions at CommunityOne West event being held on Monday June 1st. 

On Tuesday, June 2nd there are two tracks of OpenSolaris deep dives planned: Developing in OpenSolaris and Deploying OpenSolaris in Your Datacenter.

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Friday May 08, 2009

OpenSolaris is Coming to CommunityOne West in Spades

OpenSolaris is featured in 3 or the 10 tracks at CommunityOne West in San Francisco on Monday June 1st. For your convenience I've provided snapshots of the current agenda.[Read More]

Saturday Apr 11, 2009

Another OpenSolaris presentation from Community One

Nick Solter and Dave Miner (authors of OpenSolaris Bible) presented a session called Becoming an OpenSolaris Power User, which covers topics such as ZFS, DTrace and networking at Community One. Source: Nick Solter's blog.

Tuesday Mar 03, 2009

OpenSolaris 2008.11 Training in Brno

Me, Martin Man and Lubos Kocman (all three CZOSUG leaders) organized a full day training at Faculty of Informatics Masaryk university, Brno. Sun is partnering this university and we cooperate a lot around OpenSolaris. I've been to the university about 6 times so far. The most recent training was focused on 2008.11 and it was also an install fest. Here are the slides from the event:[Read More]

Monday Mar 02, 2009

Inviting the Community to CommunityOne East

One of the best presentations I attended while at the TechDays event in Singapore was a lightening talk from Ang Yuit titled "A tour with OpenSolaris - end user perspective". Yuit's the CEO of The Adventus Consultants and his objective talk on what he both liked and disliked about his switch to OpenSolaris was excellent.

On Wednesday March 18th at CommunityOne East in New York City, I'm giving a talk titled "Moving to OpenSolaris". It's based on my own experiences, however, I would welcome during my talk anyone from the community that would be willing to share their perspective on the move to OpenSolaris. If you are interested, post a comment and I'll make it happen.

Thursday Feb 19, 2009

CommunityOne East

CommunityOne East is being held in New York City on March 18-19. March 18th is free and contains a whole track dedicated to OpenSolaris. Here's the general breakdown of the day:[Read More]

Tuesday Jan 27, 2009

Enthusiasm in Singapore

I attended the Sun Tech Days Singapore event last week and it always re-energizes me to see the enthusiasm out there for OpenSolaris.

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