Wednesday Jan 13, 2010

Linux Conference Australia - Four days and counting!

The new year has arrived and I haven't blogged in quite some time so I thought I would start out the new year informing people about a great open source event that is taking place in New Zealand - where my co-worker Glynn Foster resides.. (Kiwi is what they refer to Glynn here in the states)

Glynn actually does have involvement here, hence the mention of him.  So, the event I wanted to mention is the  Linux Conference Australia - it will be taking place next week January 18th-23rd. The conference will have two OpenSolaris related tracks - ZFS in the Data Storage and Retrieval miniconf and Sourcejuicer in the Distro miniconf.  This is great exposure for OpenSolaris within the Linux Community.

About Linux Conference Australia

linux.conf.au is a conference about Open Source Software, including Linux that brings together the world's community of Linux enthusiasts who contribute to the Linux operating system and the vast array of free and open source software that is transforming information technology across the globe.

This is the 2nd time LCA has been held in New Zealand, with Dunedin hosting the conference in 2006. Hosted each year in one of Australasia's major centres, in 2010 linux.conf.au will be hosted by New Zealand's capital city, Wellington.

Registrations will open on Sunday 17 January in the early afternoon. linux.conf.au will begin with two days of Miniconfs: Monday 18 January and Tuesday 19 January 2010. Miniconfs cater to a wide range of special interests from the Linux kernel to gaming, wireless security to OpenOffice.org, education to virtualisation.

The main conference runs from Wednesday 20 January to Friday 22 January 2010. Each day will open with a keynote and will consist of multiple streams of presentations, tutorials, and birds of a feather. There will plenty of choice throughout.

Saturday 23 January is the Open Day, where IT experts will be given the opportunity to showcase their products/services in the format of either a display or exhibition. The Open Day will introduce the public to free and open source software. It is the perfect place to learn about the linux community and to play with emerging technologies.

Check out the schedule and attend the conference if you happen to be in New Zealand next week!! Have a pint or two with Glynn if you are there!

Wednesday Sep 02, 2009

Software Freedom Day is Coming!!!!

Software Freedom Day is right around the corner. It is a great opportunity for the entire open source community! Software Freedom Day (SFD) is September 19th. Software Freedom Day is a global celebration and education of why transparent and sustainable technologies are now more important than ever. With over 200 teams in 60 countries participating, it is a fantastic event to get your schools and communities involved in. Go along to your local event or start your own event and meet a wide range of people, all working together to help ensure our freedoms are maintained by the technologies of tomorrow.
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Wednesday Jul 08, 2009

OpenSolaris 2009.06 release in July Issue of CHIP Magazine

OpenSolaris 2009.06 released at CommunityOne 2009 in San Francisco on June 1st - the momentum is continuing in many places.  The latest one being in India - OpenSolaris was released in the July issue of CHIP Magazine where the readership is over 120k.  Please take a look at the following link where my co-worker Abhishek Kumar has a link to the pdf of the booklet.  We are very excited about this opportunity!!  We will continue to have OpenSolaris featured in CHIP magazine - please stay tuned. 

 Enjoy!


Monday Jun 01, 2009

OpenSolaris at CommunityOne!!

CommunityOne is finally here!!  Very exciting news is going to be taking place at CommunityOne today for OpenSolaris.  The keynote has started-Dave Douglas is on with Lew Tucker talking on Cloud.  John Fowler, Stephen Hahn, Greg Lavendar and Mike Shapiro will be taking the stage next.  John will be talking about the next release of OpenSolaris 2009.06 - Since I have been intimately involved with all the OpenSolaris activity it is very exciting to watch this unfold.  If you are in San Francisco -you must stop by CommunityOne!  The OpenSolaris Install Lounge will be on fire today - Come check it out,  we are at Booth #322. Come install OpenSolaris, play Rockband 2, check out Apps of Steel Winners, or play the cool Tremulous Toshiba game Aliens vs Humans...Oh and you can enter to win Rockband 2 and an OpenSolaris Toshiba Laptop.  Stay tuned to my blog as I will be taking plenty of video and posting to my blog today and throughout the week! 

Thursday May 28, 2009

OpenSolaris Live Chat Transcript!

This morning OpenSolaris Marketing and Engineering hosted the OpenSolaris Live Chat - If you didn't get a chance to log on to the OpenSolaris Chat I have included the transcript in my blog for those of you who are interested in reading the transcript. I would like to thank the 125,000 unique visitors that came to the chat- some great questions!  A special thanks to Stephen Hahn, David Comay, Jim Walker, Glynn Foster, Bart Smaalders, Danek Duvall, David Miner, Joost Pronk and Sunay Tripathi. Check it out here

Sorry for those who came here earlier and experienced problems reading the script live...having bad blog day issues!

Wednesday May 20, 2009

Register today! Open High Availability Cluster Summit 2009!

There are many cool things taking place here at Sun right now, but one cool event that is taking place right before CommmunityOne is the Open HA Cluster Summit! The Summit is taking place on May 31st, 2009 in San Francsico - So if you are traveling to San Francisco for CommunityOne, You must come to the Summit! There will be great speakers and very cool give-aways. So come on register for the Open HA Cluster Summit today!
Make High Availability Work for You
Open HA Cluster Summit 2009. May 31, 2009 -
San Francisco, CA.

Wednesday May 06, 2009

OpenSolaris will Rock CommunityOne West this year!

OpenSolaris will be featured in many activities at CommunityOne West in San Francisco June 1-3, 2009. Come join OpenSolaris at our demo pod area, OpenSolaris Install Lounge, join a session or jump into the Cash Car and win prizes!!  You also won't want to miss out on the Party Monday night from 7-9 pm.. Good drink, Food, Music and more Prizes!!
CommunityOne West - June 1-3, 2009
Learn more about OpenSolaris at CommunityOne West.

Tuesday May 05, 2009

Hurry-Last Chance to Win OpenSolaris Toshiba Laptop!

Last Chance to Win an OpenSolaris Toshiba Laptop!!!  The Apps of Steel Challenge ends May 8th - get your package submitted!!
If you are a student, developer, system administrator, or someone who just likes to develop packages here's your chance to win a Toshiba OpenSolaris Laptop by putting your creativity and talent to work by participating in the Apps of Steel Contest. The challenge started on April 8, 2009 and ends on May 8, 2009. Your package will also be showcased at the OpenSolaris Install Lounge at CommunityOne West, on June 1-3rd, 2009.

Thursday Apr 23, 2009

Apps of Steel Challenge - Win a Toshiba Laptop

Create. Develop. Port. Win.
Submit your package for OpenSolaris for a chance to win a Toshiba laptop.
If you are a student, developer, system administrator, or someone who just likes to develop packages here's your chance to win a Toshiba OpenSolaris Laptop by putting your creativity and talent to work by participating in the Apps of Steel Contest. The challenge started on April 8, 2009 and ends on May 8, 2009. Your package will also be showcased at the OpenSolaris Install Lounge at CommunityOne West, on June 1-3rd, 2009.

Friday Feb 13, 2009

Register today! OpenSolaris Storage Summit 2009

The OpenSolaris Storage Summit 2009 is approaching quickly. It should be a great event with some excellent content, great speakers and a very cool contest so...Register today for the Summit!!
Participate. Learn. Contribute.
OpenSolaris Storage Summit 2009. February 23, 2009 - San Francisco, CA.

Thursday Jan 15, 2009

Intel Dave -OpenSolaris & Intel:Nehalem

Intel Dave does it again!!!  He goes into great detail on how OpenSolaris can sing on the Nehalem Processor. Check it out!

Wednesday Dec 10, 2008

OpenSolaris 2008.11 launched today and is now available!

OpenSolaris 2008.11 launched today! There are many cool features in this release such as Time Slider -slide time and get access to instant roll back and all your snapshots through a new desktop interface New global repository for anyone to showcase their OpenSolaris innovations World record web stack performance at 1/12 the price of competitive HW/SW solutions OpenSolaris is the first OS optimized for Intel Nehalem (Core micro architecture) systems and the new partnership with Toshiba to jointly deliver a set of pre-configured OpenSolaris laptops.


There is also a very cool article that is on Dr. Dobbs today as well! Download OpenSolaris 2008.11



Friday Nov 14, 2008

1st Band competing at OpenSolaris Rockband Challenge

The stage was set and ready to rock! The top 5 bands began the competition. Below is the first band to compete at the challenge. They sang Carry on my wayward son by Kansas. Stay tuned to see other videos of bands and who won!

Thursday Nov 13, 2008

OpenSolaris Band warms for Rockband Challenge

Here we are warming up with the OpenSolaris band before they go on stage!It is almost time to go on stage, so stay tuned to see the top 5 bands compete!

Backstage at the OpenSolaris Rockband Challenge!!

Hey Rockstars!! I am here at the last day of the CEC2008 conference. We are sponsoring an OpenSolaris Rockband Challenge tonight. It will be such a great time. We had 25 bands sign up and only the top 5 will be performing tonight to win the Rockstar Status! We will be also raffling off a PS3 and the Rockband 2 game! Check out a little backstage and set-up time. Stay tuned for more updates throughout the night. Rock on!
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