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    Tuesday, May 24, 2005

    Just a few thoughts...

    It's gone quiet for a while - been teaching a lot, and doing a course update during the spare moments. The Solaris 10 work has gone onto back burner for the moment, but will have the prominent place soon, again.

    I have a day-long seminar on Solaris vs. Linux approaching - and need to do the write up for that. My understanding of Solaris 10 is much better now, and it's interesting to notice how diverse is the take on it from the users/industry.

    Just done some work on Solaris 10 at the customer's site - and here they embraced it fully. They have containers and zones working (with several development projects running their own distinct and fully customised environments), and the new SMF sub-system is now well understood (nobody crying for inetd or rc scripts anymore). And even though the lack of some of the promised features (the new filesystem and Janus, the Linux environment) is a big disappointment to everybody, on the whole Sol10 gets the thumbs up!

    On the other hand, I have come across people saying that this is the end of Solaris (??!!??), others saying that is the end of Linux. Well, as usual, the future will show, but I'm convinced that this is the end of neither - they will just both have to keep up to date. There is nothing like a bit of healthy competition!

    What this proves, though, is that the new features of S10 scare many people. Hmmm - that calls for education and training ;-)

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