Archive for November, 2004

Solaris 10 in the news: week 1

It’s been just over a week since we officially launched Solaris 10 and the reactions from the press have been all over the map. Consider these two declarations: Not many open source aficionados will realize the impact, but by making Solaris 10 free and capable of operating on any kind of hardware, Sun is making [...]





Posted on November 25, 2004 at 8:00 am by ahl · Permalink · 4 Comments
In: OpenSolaris

Baby’s first DTrace

At the Solaris 10 launch on Monday I was talking to a sysadmin about DTrace. He was clearly very excited about it — finally he could end a fight between the database guys and the appserver guys about whose stuff was to blame — but he had one reservation: Where do I start? Since DTrace [...]





Posted on November 18, 2004 at 9:00 am by ahl · Permalink · 4 Comments
In: DTrace

Solaris 10 Launch

I was at the Solaris 10 launch for most of Monday, and it was a pretty fantastic day for everyone working on Solaris 10. I spent about two hours helping to answer questions in an online chat — here’s the transcript — about Solaris 10 in what was dubbed a webchat sweatshop. There were a [...]





Posted on November 17, 2004 at 2:30 pm by ahl · Permalink · Comments Closed
In: OpenSolaris

LinuxInsider on Solaris

Check out LinuxInsider’s article on Solaris 10. In particular, the last paragraph has high praise for Solaris 10 and Sun’s forthcoming hardware ventures: Bring them together in production systems and what do you get? The ability to organize your business around a single physical computer redundantly implemented in processors spread across your network — meaning [...]





Posted on November 11, 2004 at 4:10 pm by ahl · Permalink · Comments Closed
In: OpenSolaris

open challenge: vim for DTrace

Inspired by the Ansari X-Prize, I thought I’d start issuing open challenges to the community of DTrace and Solaris users. This isn’t because I hate you, or even because I like you necessarily: it’s because I’m lazy. Or if not lazy, at least busy. So my first open challenge is this: vim for .d files [...]





Posted on November 2, 2004 at 9:00 am by ahl · Permalink · 2 Comments
In: DTrace