Showing results 1 to 20 of 30

December 3, 2008 by

Slicing up Sun

Being employed by a large technology company and being a freelance technology writer has its pitfalls, one of which is from a disclosure perspective: I'm not allowed to talk about strategy and forward-looking statements regarding the company I work for.The risk of making such statements is that one might commit the company to things that it wouldn't necessarily commit to, especially when one is not qualified or permitted to make such statements in the first place.

June 20, 2008 by

Maybe I was wrong about Mac Servers

After reading ZDNet storage majordomo Robin Harris' post this morning  I couldn't help but ponder the implications of Macs having a native implementation of Sun's ZFS network scalable file system in the latest versions of Mac OS X Snow Leopard client and Snow Leopard Server. Finally, a compelling reason to use Macs as file servers.

May 8, 2008 by

Unixfication II

Can the Linux community get over its "not invented here" ideology which has often hindered its ability to adopt technological improvements from outside sources? I keep saying to myself, I hope so.

April 17, 2008 by

UNIX - Let's get together and feel all right

People have often accused me of dreaming too much and not having my thoughts anchored in reality, particularly in this world of multi-billion dollar technology companies and big business, when huge amounts of money are at stake and every competitor is vying for the top spot.In the world of high-end enterprise systems, that top spot - the world of large symmetrical processing UNIX systems - is divided between the tier 1 systems vendors - IBM, Sun and HP.

April 9, 2008 by

The Open Source Commandments

Next Sunday, the Passover again falls upon us. For those of us Jews that celebrate the holiday, it is most associated with a ceremonial meal spent with family, where we recite the story passed down to us over hundreds of generations from Maxwell House haggadahs chronicling the exodus from Egypt as slaves of the Pharaoh.

December 25, 2007 by

The state of Unix (Jun 18/07)

Oneof the odd things about the Linux movement this year has been the extent to which it has become increasingly defensive about the technology it borrows from Solaris.

June 30, 2007 by

Sun demurs from adopting GPL v3 for OpenSolaris, keeps CDDL only

I know that developers and architects and operators and CIOs would rather not deal with fine print on code intellectual property issues ad nauseam, but this is just too impactful for the contemporary and future use of software not to be studied and tracked very carefully. So follow Simon's lead and put GPL v3 on your radar of interest and keep it there. End users, after all, have the most to gain from standardized and accepted approaches to open source software development and use -- especially in mixed environments with commercial code.

June 17, 2007 by

The state of Unix

Molnar assumes, however, that it's easier to port and maintain a linux device driver for Solaris than it is to write and maintain a native one - and that's generally not true.

February 17, 2006 by

Open source goodness and business realities

During my sojourn at the Open Source Business Conference, I spent a few minutes with Tim Bray and Bill Vass of Sun. Tim is Sun's director of Web technologies (and one of the authors of the XML specification) and Bill is the company's CIO (and former CIO of the U.

February 14, 2006 by

Seeding the planet with OpenSparc

Speaking at the Open Source Business Conference, Sun President and COO Jonathan Schwartz reprised his FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) and ‘free leads to volume’ themes and announced that the Sparc processor will be open sourced under the GPL license. “The most popular products in world will be free—whether they are open source is more of sideshow,” Schwartz said.

January 30, 2006 by

Schwartz: OpenSolaris, Niagara could go GPL3

In his latest blog, Sun COO and president Jonathan Schwartz takes a shot at Dell and then gets down to GPL3 business: With that volume building, you've no doubt seen that HP has joined ranks with IBM to support Solaris on their x64 platforms - creating even more options, and leaving only one tier 1 vendor (based in Texas, rhymes with swell) without a committed Solaris support plan....


You have been successfully signed up. To sign up for more newsletters or to manage your account, visit the Newsletter Subscription Center.
Subscription failed.
See All
See All

Most Popular