Solaris and OpenSolaris - What's coming ?

These past few weeks have been interestingly eventful.

 

In June Brian Gupta and I kicked off an OpenSolaris User Group for the New York area. 

In July we had Ian Murdock and Sara Dornsife visit us while in New York.
As a quick reference, Ian Murdock is a founder of Debian distribution and a former Chief Technology Officer at the Linux Standards Base, whilst Sara runs OpenSolaris Marketing.

Details and some initial responses from the July meeting have been interesting, to say the least. We were very pleased to have had a number of members of the New York Linux User Group and UNIGROUP communities with us. This is what communities are all about. Thank you to all who make events such as this educational and fun.

A day later we had an all-day Sun/Solaris marketing event in our New York office, followed by a pipe explosion a block away from our office. NOT fun!

Earlier that day, I had a 40 minute time slot to present to a room full of customers on the features and futures of Solaris. For obvious reasons I can not distribute content in writing that alludes to future-available features and timeframes, but I have sanitized it to the extent that, I think, allows me to confidently portray the types of things that we are expecting in a Solaris update really-soon-now. What's interesting is that a good number of features that will be showing up in Solaris have actually been out there in the OpenSolaris world for a while. This is how we develop Solaris and if you're not yet an OpenSolaris community member, what is stopping you?


You're welcome to take a peak at the slides if you missed it when I presented it in New York (and Somerset, NJ the next day).

Let me know what you think.

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Isaac Rozenfeld is a Product Manager for Oracle Solaris; current responsibilities include the portfolio of networking and installation technologies in Solaris, with a focus on easing the overall application deployment experience


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