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Oracle Solaris 11 Is the Future

2010-08-17 Obsolete

Lots of speculation about Solaris and OpenSolaris is happening right now, with an allegedly leaked email being the latest generator of buzz, rumors and troll-ism.

But is that any useful? No.

So let’s cut through the shiitake, do some due diligence and focus on some real facts instead.

In …

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What Communities Should Do (And What They Shouldn’t)

2010-08-03 Obsolete

Ever since Oracle announced that they’ll buy Sun (no link, page no longer exists), there has been a lot of discussion about the future (some would say “fate”) of OpenSolaris in the “community”.

In fact, the last 15 months have been very instructive in terms of how communities work …

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Solaris ZFS, Synchronous Writes and the ZIL Explained

2010-07-20 Obsolete

When talking to customers, partners and colleagues about Oracle Solaris ZFS performance, one topic almost always seems to pop up: Synchronous writes and the ZIL.

In fact, most ZFS performance problems I see are related to synchronous writes, how they are handled by ZFS through the ZIL and how they …

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Here Are the Ten Most Important Independent Solaris Blogs

2010-06-27 Obsolete

One of the best information sources for any topic are blogs, and the Oracle Solaris operating system in all its variants (Solaris 10 and OpenSolaris) is no exception. Most of what I learned about OpenSolaris was through blogs, or through interacting with Solaris bloggers.

As a way of saying “Thank …

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ZFS Is for 1337 Hax0rz

2010-06-19

The developers of ZFS are a funny bunch of people. You can tell that by watching the “ZFS: The Next Word” talk, meeting them on conferences, reading their blogs or their comments on mailing lists.

And there are also some funny parts in the ZFS source code, too. In fact …

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The War Between Quality and Popularity

2010-06-15

War is waging in the galaxy. This time it’s not the Rebels against the Empire, or Good vs. Evil.

No, this war is different, and it has been going on ever since products designs companies entities existed.

What I mean is the war between Quality and Popularity.

Let me …

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10 Ways to Thank a Blogger Without Using Flattr

2010-05-21

One of the web 2.0 startup hypes du jour is called Flattr. It’s a micro-payment service that enables readers to allocate a monthly budget they can use to “flattr” blog posts and other content by clicking a simple badge. The monthly flat-rate is then distributed to the “flattred …

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