Solaris Express Developer Edition 1/08

There is a new Solaris Express Developer Edition. The 1/08 release has some nice new features: Solaris (Solaris Express Community Edition build 79b) Sun xVM Server - provides virtual machine...

Die Bahn fördert die Arterhaltung

Obwohl ich einen fahrbaren Untersatz mein Eigen nenne, fahre ich gerne mit S-Bahn. Ich habe einfach keine Lust mich durch den Verkehr zu quaelen fuer eine Strecke, auf der der...

links for 2008-02-05

N-JOY - N-JOY Abstrait (tags: music) IBM responds to Microsoft: OOXML is "technically inferior" (tags: ooxml odf openoffice microsoft) WTF per minute The only valid measurement of code quality (tags:...

Jon Stokes about Rock

Jon Stokes of Ars Technica writes in Sun: Can you smell what the Rock is cookin’?: In the end, I can't say that I'm really sold on Sun's very aggressive...

Hundehaufen

Am Anfang waren die überwachungskameras dafür da um Verbrechen wie Körperverletzung oder einen Banküberfall besser aufklären zu können oder um wirklich sicherheit zu schaffen, wie beispielsweise auf den Bahnsteigen, damit...

Burning sky

Less known Solaris features: RBAC and Privileges

I´ve wrote a quite long tutorial about RBAC and privileges. I had to divide it into 4 seperate parts: Less known Solaris features: RBAC and Privileges - Part 1: Introduction...

Less known Solaris features: RBAC and Privileges - Part 4: Epilogue

The story of root - reprise And then there was root again. And root was allmighty. And this time, it wasn´t a bad thing. root was able to distribute the...

Less known Solaris features: RBAC and Privileges - Part 3: Privileges

Privileges We´ve talked a lot about RBAC, roles, role profiles. But what are Privileges? Privileges are rights to do an operation in the kernel. This rights are enforced by the...

Less known Solaris features: RBAC and Privileges - Part 2: Role based access control

Some basic terms As usual the world of RBAC has some special terms. Before using it, i´m want to explain the jargon. I copy the exact definition from the RBAC...

Less known Solaris features: RBAC and Privileges - Part 1: Introduction

The Story of root And then there was root. And root was allmighty. And that wasn´t a good thing. root was able to control the world without any control. And...

Less known Solaris features: BART

Apropos auditing. There is a small but cool tool in Solaris. It solves the problem of “No, i haven´t changed anything on the system”. It´s called BART, the Basic Audit...

Less known Solaris features: Auditing

One of the less known features in Solaris is the Auditing. Auditing solves an important problem: What happens on my system, and whodunnit. When something strange happens on your system...

More fun with the TSA

There is a new TSA regulation: You have to take out all electronic devices including cabling out of your carry-on luggage. I´m in New York at the end of this...

links for 2008-02-01

Interview: MySQL wird anders aussehen - CIO & Karriere - silicon.de (tags: mysql sun) Sun xVM - Foundation for a dynamic datacenter? - Virtually Speaking - ZDNet.com (tags: sun virtualization)...

Alpha version of the second Indiana preview

Stephen Hahn announced in this mail a test version of the second OpenSolaris Developer Preview a.k.a Indiana. Give it a try and report every bug you find. :)

Burchardkai

Worst practices: Performance

Bart Smaalders writes inPerformance Anti-Patterns about the best methods to slow down your application. Really an interesting read. Some of these anti-patterns have their roots in hardware issues, some are...

$141 million deal for Sun

The European Commision awarded a huge contract to Sun: The awarded amount of the market is €95,995,965.67 (approximately $141 million) for all the participating institutions and for its whole period...

A brief history of failure

A nice photo collection of small, big and epic failures - the Failblog