[nycbug-talk] [OT] OpenSolaris Resources
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Fri Jul 21 21:19:02 EDT 2006
On Fri, 21 Jul 2006 20:29:17 -0400
jh <jhlists at hirschman.net> wrote:
> Please don't throw bottles :) I figured that there was some crossover
> for this list - can anyone suggest a good starting point for trying
> out OpenSolaris (or Solaris) with respect to trying it on commodity
> hardware and playing with ZFS? I googled, found nothing that seemed
> like a gentle introduction.
Sun *wants* you to use it. They try to make it really easy.
1. Do some reading..
What is the difference between the OpenSolaris project and the
Solaris Operating System?
Solaris Express: This is a binary release for customers. It's
Sun's official release of the OpenSolaris bits as well as
additional technology that has not been released into the
OpenSolaris source base. Sun offers limited support for this
release. It's primarily intended for Solaris customers to try
out the very latest technology that will eventually be
productized by Sun. Solaris Express is updated monthly and is
available as a free binary download.
The Solaris 10 OS runs on the following platforms:
* 64-bit Sun UltraSPARC and Fujitsu SPARC64 platforms
* 64-bit Sun and third-party x64 platforms
* 32-bit Sun and third-party x86 platforms
Solaris Enterprise System Highlights
The last few decades of file system research have resulted in a
great deal of progress in performance and recoverability.
However, anyone who has ever lost important files, run out of
space on a partition, or struggled with a volume manager
understands the need for improvement in the areas of data
integrity, manageability, and scalability. Solaris ZFS
(zettabyte file system), coming in a Solaris 10 update,
incorporates advanced data security and protection features,
eliminating the need for fsck or other recovery mechanisms. By
redefining file systems as virtualized storage, Solaris ZFS
will enable virtually unlimited scalability.
ZFS Learning Center
Get familiar with the world's most advanced file system—Solaris
ZFS—with easy access to multimedia presentations and demos at
the ZFS Learning Center.
2. Get it..
Solaris Express 6/06 Software: Free
3. Install it..
(if you have installed any unixy OS before, try it yourself!)
4. Load software not in base..
5. Learn and enjoy
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