Commentary: Sun also rises
Combined with the option of Solaris x86 on Advanced Micro Devices or Intel, customers can get the lower costs they were looking for in Linux on Intel without giving up access to the robust Solaris features or Sun's high-end hardware.
Posted 2004-04-05, 22:15 GMT by John Groenveld
Get the Facts about Sun and x86
In the past year, Sun has been delivering low-cost, x86 solutions that give customers choice - a choice of Solaris or Linux operating systems, a choice of 32- or 64-bit microprocessors - with full front-line support available for each.
Posted 2004-04-04, 12:58 GMT by Mariusz Zynel
A smooth way to patch your machines
This bundle of scripts called 'patchme' makes sence to use in a network environment with several Solaris machines. One script will compare your currently installed patches with all available patches from SunSolve and build a list of patches you have to install. This list will be copied to the server and optionally also to a client as a fancy web page. Another script has to run on the server and download all the patches you want to install to an NFS-shared directory. Finally the last script installs all the patches on your clients. On Daniel's Solaris page you will also find another script called 'sysup' which enables you to automate the installation on the clients. Have fun!
Posted 2004-03-02, 18:46 GMT by Daniel
Cross-platform packaging facility OpenPKG 2.0 released
The OpenPKG project released version 2.0 of their unique RPM-based cross-platform Unix software packaging facility. OpenPKG 2.0 consists of 473 selected (from a pool of 700) packages which include latest versions of popular Unix software like Apache, Bash, BIND, GCC, INN, MySQL, OpenSSH, Perl, Postfix, PostgreSQL, Samba, Squid, teTeX and Vim - all carefully packaged for easy deployment on 16 different Unix platforms, including FreeBSD 4.9/5.2, Debian GNU/Linux 2.2/3.0/3.1, Red Hat Linux 9, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, Fedora Core 1, SuSE Linux 8.2/9.0, and Sun Solaris 2.6/8/9/10. Highlights in OpenPKG 2.0 are the upgrade to RPM 4.2.1, custom RPM extensions for more complete packaging, new platform product and technology identification, usage of UUIDs, etc.
More: The OpenPKG Project
Posted 2004-02-25, 16:44 GMT by Ralf S. Engelschall
Solaris 10 heads for launch pad
Sun Microsystems says advanced partitioning on x86 processors will be one of the compelling features in the next version of its flagship operating system
Sun Microsystems has given a sneak peek into the next version of its Unix operating system, Solaris 10, which will include a partitioning technology that the company says is a big improvement over the logical partitions used on mainframes.
Posted 2004-02-19, 18:24 GMT by Mariusz Zynel