* Posts by EnigmaForce

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Google's Drive + Gmail: A 10GB Dropbox killer

EnigmaForce

Re: Thunderbird

Yes, and has done for quite some time before Gmail. Also integrates with YouSendIt and Ubuntu One for good measure.

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Oracle inhales Taleo for $1.9bn

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Holmes

Sun connection eh?

If you look at the board of directors, you'll find somewhat more significant connection than what's alluded to in this article.

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Son of Solaris raids Linux for KVM hypervisor

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Go

Illumos

Er, you might like to have mentioned that SmartOS is based on Illumos, and that Illumos is coming along at a very rapid and impressive clip.

http://dtrace.org/blogs/bmc/2011/08/15/kvm-on-illumos/

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Firefox 4 debuts: The last kitchen sink release

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FAIL

"The browser is only as good as the operating system it runs on..."

Yes, that nugget almost made me fell out of my chair laughing too :D

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Russians approve, um, Sunacle deal

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FAIL

Wrong - it ain't free

The entitlement is no longer free - Solaris is now only supported beyond the evaluation period by an entitlement that has come with a new Oracle system, or, a support contract. It's no longer a perpetual RTU nor a free entitlement.

http://www.sun.com/software/solaris/get.jsp

"Please remember, your right to use Solaris acquired as a download is limited to a trial of 90 days, unless you acquire a service contract for the downloaded Software."

Oracle has apparently made this change under the radar and without any public announcement.

BTW - I sure hope I am completely wrong on this.

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WTF?

Meanwhile, Solaris 10 just got a whole lot less "free"

http://groups.google.com/group/comp.unix.solaris/browse_thread/thread/202d4aa9a3441c2a#

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Novell fannies about with Open Enterprise Server 2

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Happy

@ThaRobster

Yah, you missed something alright :D

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Startup makes thin clients look chubby

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FAIL

@AC re: Sun Ray

Precisely. Nothing new, at least not that I can see reading this article.

Sorry, but this is old hat, pure and simple. Nice that someone else would at least try and deliver a stateless thin client (which I think is what the author was getting at), but seriously, I'm more inclined to go with hardware, software and storage integrated from one vendor (Sun/Oracle) than bits and pieces from multiple vendors.

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Sun deals Sparc boxes, x64 iron

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Dead Vulture

@ AC

ROFL, yeah - it's not even searching, it's simply going to Sun.com and navigating to the server product pages.

Classic!

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Sun: Q4 sales to drop by a third, sees deeper losses

EnigmaForce

RE: Intelligent responses

Sarah Bee FTW :)

Speaking of which, where's the FTW icon?

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Sun's VirtualBox 3.0 exits betaland

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Go

xVM Server

BTW, xVM Server has been folded into xVM Ops Centre:

"With all the interest in Eco/Green computing we expect a lot of buzz around this. However, the most interesting item is the release of a set of comprehensive x64 hypervisor management functions. Ops Center can now:

* Provision the xVM Server hypervisor onto bare metal servers. It can do these completely "hands off" and it can do this for multiple servers simultaneously. It does all required network setup and plumbing as well (a major hurdle for our EA customers)

* Creation of VM guests and provisioning of images to those guests (either via ISO install or network install)

* Guest snapshotting and backup

* VMDK file format support and import of VMware Virtual Appliances

* NFS and CIFS network storage support for guest and ISO images

* Live migration of guests from one host to another

* Virtual Pool constructs for policy automation across hypervisor hosts based on load, as well as automatic failure recovery

Ops Center 2.1 includes a bundled xVM Server beta that is available to all Ops Center customers, and we will be running a formal beta program with key, interested customers to ensure this works reliably and at scale for real enterprise deployments. If you are of of the existing hundreds of xVM Ops Center 1.0, 1.1, 2.0 or Sun Connection customer then you're eligible to upgrade to Ops Center 2.1 (which includes the xVM Server beta) for free. "

And, the guts of xVM Server is in OpenSolaris:

http://opensolaris.org/os/community/xen/docs/

http://blogs.sun.com/ptelles/entry/sun_xvm_hypervisor_part_i

http://blogs.sun.com/ptelles/entry/sun_xvm_hypervisor_part_ii

Again, this would have actually required a little research on your part. The sources aren't exactly obscure, either.

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Oracle hits DoJ roadblock on Sun deal

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FAIL

@Drew Cullen

"The fact is: this is what our sources are saying."

So, in other words, the fact is you are still presenting rumours as fact.

Thanks for clearing that up. I'm still with AC1 and 2 on this one, however.

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Study finds IT heads not interested in power saving

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Or, if you were actually halfway serious about it...

You would run Sun Ray or a similar thin client solution.

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IBM-free Sun unwraps Nehalem EP servers

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@ Adam aka AC

"Isn't that what you guys are doing here, why is every post someone trying to advertise SUN products, be it ZFS, Dtrace, OpenSolaris..."

Uh, nope.

"You obviously all work for SUN or are heavily reliant on them for your business hence the AC."

Some probably do/are, some probably don't/aren't, some probably don't give a fig either way.

Oh, and until such time *you* put your first and last name to a comment, then you are no different to an Anonymous Coward yourself.

Cheers, "Adam"!

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Did Sun's total package kill the IBM deal?

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Stop

"The talks - publicly at least, are off"

Sorry but the "talks" were never public to begin with.

This whole affair has been based on and sourced from rumours, speculation and conjecture from the same "unnamed sources". How is this even considered fair and balanced journalism in the tech sector?

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What if IBM doesn't buy Sun?

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Coat

Glad this is under the "Opinion" section

Because that piece was about as impartial as Bill O' Reilly.

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Metallica's Lars Ulrich illegally downloads own album

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Coat

Wow

Amazing stuff, this...how do you say...internets.

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Sun and open-source events changed as recession bites

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Wonderland

Well said Matt Bryant above, Sun aren't disappearing anytime soon.

As for the conferences and flights etc, weren't Sun supposed to replacing and augmenting this stuff with Second Life and Wonderland anyhow?

https://lg3d-wonderland.dev.java.net/

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Sun snuggles with cloud virtual data centre company

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@AC

Yeah, been climbing for a while now. Java FX, Solaris 10 update 6 (ZFS root!!), OpenSolaris 2008.11, updates to VirtualBox, Sun Storage 7000 machines, mid-range SPARC64 machine and T3120 just around the corner, and Sun Ray software 4.1 - totally, totally spoiled on cool stuff from Sun over the last few months and no way it could have been ignored for long :)

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Linux: this year's silver lining?

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Flame

Who is this Zemlin dork?

He sounds like a Bill O'Reilly-type attention whore. Who in their right mind wants to see any kind of "two horse race" amongst OSs in this day and age? If he's not concerned about Sun then why is he (in the piece referred to and the other mid-2008 piece of FUD he wrote) crowing so loudly about it?

I know exactly why - because he's scared shitless about them. There are very good reasons I ditched Linux and moved to Solaris and OpenSolaris last year.

Tux can blow me.

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Apple media server rumored for Macworld Expo

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Coat

Wow

How revolutionary.

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Sun adds goodies to OpenSolaris 2008.11

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Flame

So long Linux...

...it's been real. With 2008.11 the desktop environment is now usable enough to ditch the two Ubuntu boxen I've been using thus far. Now it (and Windows) will live in Virtualbox from here on.

ZFS and Solaris Zones are just waayyy too good to miss out on, between that and random bullshit such as Linux kernel udpdates breaking shit every other week, and the uber-crap mess of documentation (compared to Sun's centralised and beautifully formatted and authored set of docs) it just isn't worth it anymore.

Funny thing is as far as this whole attempted "Mac OSX-ification" of Ubuntu, OpenSolaris has them beat all over. The default 2008.11 themes are beautiful, and fit/finish is great - features not lost in the Ars Technica review at least.

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Sun's JavaFX consumer pitch falls on confused ears

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Go

FoxBox looks fantastic

One of your own contributing writers on the JFX preview not more than four months ago:

"The demos available online are similarly underwhelming...find your way through the bizarre javafx.com website (which obeys no usability guidelines) and you may eventually stumble upon their demos page..two extremely minimal demos...the poster-child demo involves some underwhelming squares being drawn - the sort of thing that could be done in Flash years ago... "

So, now we have a multi-video and multi-audio-stream applet that can be dragged out of the browser, placed on the desktop without so much as a glitch - with respect, it's obvious to me that you're doing your best to blow off the clearly quite considerable advances JFX has made in the intervening months. How about some kudos where it's due, hmm? :)

I was left extremely impressed by the JFX 1.0 demos - looks like Sun has come out of left field to land a serious contender for the RIA devlopment crown.

http://www.javafx.com/samples/VideoPuzzle/index.html

BTW, now that JFX 1.0 has been delivered, I wonder we can all make an effort to quit moaning/continuing to use "JFX is late to the game" as a criticism :)

ps: screw Flash!

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Sun sneaks JavaFX Mobile into desktop FX

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Go

"Sun only need to make sure the technology works well..."

Check out the demos:

http://www.javafx.com/samples/index.html

Personally, I think this is extremely promising.

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Sun trumpets radically simple open storage boxes

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Well said Joshua

Couldn't have said it better myself :)

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Whoa

Thanks for the DTrace video links guys - that interface looks stellar! :)

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Brand new Star Trek prequel pics and trailer

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"Let us know what you think. ®"

I think it sucks. This confirms all the fears I had about this production, that they were going to sex the whole thing up to the detriment of what the original goddamn concept was to begin with. Truly a Trek movie to suit the present age.

Shit sandwich.

Although, I regret to say, I will probably be compelled to see it, being a Trekker and all...

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NetApp peers into the economic gloom

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Stop

@ Eddie

Agreed - and the arse-kicking new Sun Storage boxes probably don't help them. Dave HItz on his blog blathering on about hybrid storage boxen, meanwhile Sun have actually delivered, and used SSD in a pretty far-out way to boot.

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Sun bundles servers in MySQL blankets

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Sun freshens Solaris 10 for new iron

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Happy

ZFS root

Awesome.

That is all.

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Sun doused with red ink in Q1

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Happy

Matt Bryant

"Sun is the number one Open Source vendor in the world. It takes a while to move from closed to open. Give them time. They'll get there! No one knows how to price out this stuff yet. If Sun was a start up, their market cap would be 10 Billion. As it is, they actually generate cash and have an existing customer base... go figure..."

Well said sir! I agree completely :)

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Sun feeds data center pods to credit crunched

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Heart

Well done Matt

You've successfully condensed your multi-thousand comments entries into seven words and kept your essential message precisely the same. Keep it up. The tips of your fingers will love you for it, as well as my eyeballs for not having to scroll past all your guff in the search for other actual meaningful comments from other posters.

Later, we'll work on the flypaper response you have to anything posted on El Reg concerning Sun.

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Sun: Elvis Andy has not left the building

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Coat

FUDbots

Wow, AC has been leaving precisely the same canned response all over the Sun blogs. I really wonder if this is some HP powered robot...

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Sun unsheathes shiny new blades

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Coat

Matt Bryant

"sunshiners/hp/lulz/bwhahaha/Scwhartz/IBM/Sunshiners/linuxandwindows/shareprice/lol/sunshiners etc etc etc...."

Yawn.

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Sun and Fujitsu hint at Sparc futures

EnigmaForce

Sure, you're on

And where did you "hear" this?

http://www.c0t0d0s0.org/archives/4774-Presentation-about-Rock.html

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Sun stuffs bigger kit in Backbox

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Heart

re: Second Job

Never mind Matt dude, he's a troll. He once claimed to offer hardcore technical insight along with this posts and blah blah, but I'll say it again; he's about as trollish as Webster Phreaky. Just less entertaining :-)

Oh, and nice news about Blackbox BTW, thank you Reg.

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MySQL daddy quitting Sun?

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Flame

Hyperbole much Reg?

So one senior manager has left, another *possibly* may go - and it's an "exodus"?

Sheesh.

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Commodore launches little laptop

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Windows XP?

It ain't a Commodore, it's a shit sandwich.

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Samsung unwraps MacBook Air beater

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Coat

Stylish?

ROFL

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Microsoft Silverlight: 10 reasons to love it, 10 reasons to hate it

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Flame

Screw 'em both

I''ll wait for JavaFX thanks very much.

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Sun spreads more VirtualBox love

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@Uwe Dippel

Yup, what you said :)

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Date bug kills VMware systems

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Coat

Meanwhile

Sun preps xVM Server for release. And most delicious it's looking too.

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IBM's eight-core Power7 chip to clock in at 4.0GHz

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Coat

@ Anonymous Coward and Matt Bryant

AC: Vista Sucks.

MB: You're like the Webster Phreaky of Sun or something, really :)

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Shrinking Sun under the gun

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Heart

I see your Schwartz is bigger than mine

Meh, I'm a recent Sun convert and I got a good feeling about the future. It was actually through Apple (ZFS + OS X) I got to know anything about who they are and what they did, prior to that I didn't really have a clue. After years of tearing my hair out dealing with Apple and Wintel+MS kit (well, not so much the Apple kit, but certainly the latter!!), how refreshing it's been to dabble in the products and culture of a completely different company.

Thanks to Sun's openness, as a UNIX newbie wanting to leverage myself out of my desktop support role, I've been able to get my hands on some amazing products and technologies which either have no peer, or, would be impractical cost-wise to try any other way. Can't think of any other company where this would have been possible. Just about to purchase my first entry level server to run my projects using Solaris 10 + ZFS, and Sun Ray Server Software - and it'll be wearing the Sun badge on the front, for sure.

In spite of all the bitching about Jonathan's management and his blog etc I think image-wise he's valuable to Sun. He's a generation removed from the Jobs, Ballmers etc, certainly more approachable and charismatic, with a real sense of humour to boot. Jobs is an autocrat, Ballmer certifiably insane...and other big tech CEOs to end users such as myself are pretty much invisible. I think having someone as comparatively young and dynamic at the helm gives the outfit a positive vibe. I really feel the company is going exciting places, and genuinely doing exciting stuff. I don't get that vibe from HP, Dell, MS etc. At all.

Certainly when looking at the Sun Ray stuff for example (marvellous!) it's surprising just how many of my colleagues in senior IT roles are blissfully unaware of its existence or the company that makes it.

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Microsoft says ‘hasta la vista XP’ - well, kinda

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Linux

@ Simon Aspinall

ROFLMFAO

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OpenSolaris still has some Linux copying to do

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@ Pei Thale

In short - damn straight.

Also, Reg - time for a Sun/Java/Jonathan Schwartz/Solaris/Opensolaris/Duke icon methinks.

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Ballmer eggs on Hungarian student

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Coat

Misguided

Should have thrown a chair at him instead...

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NZ bank robber stashes loot where the sun don't shine

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Coat

@ Tom

It's very paper-like plastic :-)

And I see the "arse-bandit", ahem, crack, has already been made. Curses.

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Windows XP SP3 sends PCs into endless reboot

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Linux

Enough...

...is enough.

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