Monday, October 16, 2006

New article published

My latest article, Building Software on the Solaris OS, was recently published. It's mandatory reading for those new to building software on and ! :-)

If there's something Solaris-related you'd like me to write an article about, feel free to drop me a line.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Big gorillas and hi-def video

I see that Micro$oft is planning to bundle King Kong with their Xbox360 HD-DVD player (not that I have the slightest bit of interest in what M$ does). I doubt I'm the only person to see the irony of a 700 lb gorilla of a software monopolist bundling a movie about another big gorilla with one of its products... :-)

I've said it before, and I'll say it again: M$'s backing of is a damned fine reason to reject that format, and adopt instead.

OpenSPARC CAB announced

The other day, Sun announced the appointment of the OpenSPARC CAB (Community Advisory Board). I haven't seen it blogged in the places I usually look yet, so thought I'd give it a quick mention.

First OpenSolaris developers' convention

Ever since I attended ApacheCon in Las Vagas a couple of years ago, I've planned to try to arrange an convention. Well, as luck would have it, our Teutonic friends have beaten me to the punch: Dirk Wetter and his colleagues at the German UNIX User Group are planning a convention early next year. If you're going to be in the area, why not drop in and show them your support?