OpenSolaris 2008.05

OpenSolaris is out….
Lot of improvement is done and the latest release is out for download 🙂

To download the OpenSolaris, click on the image below:

Google testing Sun’s OpenSolaris

It may be looking to replace Linux in its data center
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September 20, 2006 (Computerworld) — Google Inc. is experimenting with the open-source version of Sun Microsystems Inc.’s Solaris operating system as a possible long-term prelude to replacing its massive global network of Linux servers, according to sources.

With dozens of data centers worldwide estimated to house hundreds of thousands of Intel servers supporting its flagship search engine, a Google move to OpenSolaris would be another of several recent votes of confidence for the platform.

Propelled by the release of Solaris’ source code 15 months ago as well as new Advanced Micro Devices-based servers from Sun that run it, the nearly 2-decade-old operating system is experiencing something of a midlife resurgence. More than 5 million users have registered to use Solaris 10 since its release in January 2005, a figure that includes those paying Sun for support and those using it for free.

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We Win the Code For Freedom Contest.

As I had mentioned in my previous posts that I participated in the Code For Freedom Contest (a technical debugging contest) Conducted by Sun Microsystems over the past few months. This an India wide Contest conducted by Sun.
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My dear friend Rishi M Nair and I backed the Grand Prize in this contest. Sun Microsystems invited us to attend the international conference to be held at Hyderabad from 27th Feb to 29th Feb 2008. We will be receiving the prize over there

Not only that, my college, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham also won the “Most Contributions by College/University Winner” 16 more of my friends who participated in this contest got the significant contributor prize viz, an ipod each.

The details of the winners have been put up in the link: http://in.sun.com/communities/univ/codeforfreedom/winners.htm

Sun Microsystems acquires MySQL

Sun Microsystems Announces Agreement to Acquire MySQL, Developer of the World’s Most Popular Open Source Database

Sun Growth Strategy Accelerates With New Position in $15 Billion Database Market

[ Article from: http://www.sun.com/aboutsun/pr/2008-01/sunflash.20080116.1.xml ]

SANTA CLARA, CA January 16, 2008 Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ: JAVA) today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire MySQL AB, an open source icon and developer of one of the world’s fastest growing open source databases for approximately $1 billion in total consideration. The acquisition accelerates Sun’s position in enterprise IT to now include the $15 billion database market. Today’s announcement reaffirms Sun’s position as the leading provider of platforms for the Web economy and its role as the largest commercial open source contributor.

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