- A candid, pony-tailed, blogging CEO
- A KICKASS filesystem
- Some REALLY unique out-of-the-box initiatives (that ironically enough come in… er… big black boxes)
I haven’t played with their servers or their processors, so I can’t opine on that front, but I can add to my list of *nixes running Virtual PC. Yes, that star in the last sentence was intentional. Solaris is a YOOONIX (Unix) variant, and not Linux. Let’s see how it fares in Virtual PC 2007!
The install DVDs can be downloaded here: Download. First off, registration is required. Oh well… Once on the download page, the first sentence is as follows:
After downloading and unzipping segments, follow these instructions: Reconstruct the full DVD image, by using the cat command (UNIX systems) or the COPY command (Windows systems). The correct syntax is: -cat file1 file2 file3 > file.iso or -copy /b file1 + file2 + file3 file.iso
That would match up with the download options that follow. For some reason, they have broken a single DVD ISO into 3 separate parts. In this age of 5+Mbit Cable modems and Fiber to the Premises, this is completely unnecessary.
I soon find out why the install DVD is broken into 3 segments. It is so that Java can launch and I can download through their proprietary Java-based download manager. (AKA unnecessary step part deux).
Goody… the download manager also comes with advertisements. I’m getting that warm “community” feel already, and I don’t even have an ISO sitting on my desktop yet. 😉
Speaking of which… how about that amazing download speed? Looks like I won’t be able to finish this review tonight! I’ll post my progress so far and pick up when the download completed (it’s looking like Saturday folks 😉