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Cross-platform RPM-based packaging facility OpenPKG 1.3 released for Solaris 9/x86

The OpenPKG project released version 1.3 of their unique RPM-based cross-platform Unix software packaging facility. Well known by vigilant Unix system administrators, OpenPKG is the world leading instrument for deployment and maintenance of Open Source software when administration crosses Unix platform boundaries. OpenPKG 1.3 provides 400 selected packages which include proven versions of popular Unix software like Apache, BIND, GCC, GnuPG, MySQL, OpenSSH, Perl, Postfix, Samba and teTeX -- all carefully packaged for easy deployment on the officially supported Unix platforms FreeBSD 4.8 and 5.1, Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 and 3.0, Red Hat Linux 9, SuSE Linux 8.2, and Sun Solaris 8 and 9. Highlights in this version are a fully worked off run-command (RC) facility and the greatly increased package quality due to the rigorous application of fully automated package input checking against programmatically written down style, syntax and semantics constraints.

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Posted 2003-08-04, 17:54 GMT by Ralf S. Engelschall

Interview with Leslie Stretch

The Sparc and Solaris commitment is contrary to the industry and will remain so. We believe there is profit and difference in it. Our Sparc story is about throughput - it's torque rather than revs - it's not clock speed in the real world that matters, it's torque.

But we do have to do some clever things, like our x86-based systems, we're pushing that forward aggressively. We don't have enough people to talk to all the customers that want to hear about Solaris x86 as a low cost computing strategy. That's really encouraging

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Posted 2003-07-14, 18:27 GMT by Mariusz Zynel

BigAdmin XPerts

Sun has a new Xpert session starting today: Solaris x86 with Michael Riley of Sun.

Michael Riley is is an active member of the SolarisOnIntel group.

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Posted 2003-06-19, 18:58 GMT by Mariusz Zynel

Showdown: Solaris vs. Linux

According to Sun, x86 Solaris and Linux differ in terms of scale and reliability. "Solaris is a much more mature operating system -- it has greater predictability, is more stable -- and applications behave better," Bill Moffitt, group product manager for operating systems at Sun, told NewsFactor. Solaris x86 also comes with a volume manager and a resource manager that enables server consolidation, capabilities absent from most Linux distros.

Even if Sun does scale up its hardware to support industrial-strength Linux applications, Solaris will remain the focal point. And if Sun can line up other hardware vendors to support Solaris, who knows how intense the battle might become

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Posted 2003-06-04, 01:48 GMT by Mariusz Zynel

Oracle and Sun bring choice, innovation and value to low cost computing

SAN FRANCISCO, May. 19, 2003 - Sun and Oracle Corp. (NASDAQ:ORCL) today announced an expansion of their 20-year strategic alliance to include support for Oracle products on Sun's full line of Solaris(TM) Operating System (OS), Solaris OS for x86 and Linux systems.

"Sun and Oracle have established the standard for enterprise computing over the last two decades. Today's announcements send the strongest possible signal that Sun and Oracle will together make low-cost computing platforms ready for prime time in the enterprise," said Mark Tolliver,executive vice president of marketing and strategy for Sun. "Lowest acquisition cost will be just one dimension of what we deliver. Together we're going to bring a new level of simplicity and manageability that significantly reduces the total cost of ownership for customers. Sun is the best platform for Oracle and we are now poised to extend that leadership to systems running Solaris x86 and unbreakable Linux."

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Posted 2003-06-04, 00:03 GMT by Mariusz Zynel

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