I switched my netbook to openbox. Probably my primary box is soon to follow.
Its compatible with some of these opendesktop standards...
plus... you also could use xfce?
/ME also realy likes rox-filer as filemanager (if not bash ;->)
Choosing not to use KDE or Gnome for a reason? Or are they just not
I got asked about a problem about a job that didn't run at 2:30am when the ydid the time change.
I told them, no way, cron is smart it can deal with that.
Then I looked at man cron on linux and it does.
Then I looked at man cron on solaris and it does not.
What the fuck. IT's 2009, and they haven't worked that out yet?
As for regular cron ... little things like that are where open source is a huge advantage. Someone had the same problem, contributed a patch, and everyone benefits. Sun would have had to wait for one of its own customers to complain loudly enough to get a Sun programmer to address the issue.
I can't believe nobody else does this.
and that cronis so old and nobody's bothered.
which exact solaris version were we speaking about? one of the more recent 10.x releases? opensolaris?
question. I have a grossly underpowered celery (errr. celeron) which I plan to keep in use for watching dvds/stuff I download from bittorrent
I need to use it for firefox, bittorrent, vlc, and a vid player.
What distro do y'all recommend?
brilliant... vlc and a vid player... i meant something that'll handle the dvds I rent at the video store... ugh. I need more coffee.
You might want to check out DSL (Damn Small Linux) or it's slightly larger cousin DSL-N (Damn Small Linux Not). Puppy Linux or Slax might be candidates too.
I've always been a big Sun fan, but I've always liked something about SGI....
"Oracle Corporation (NASDAQ: ORCL) and Sunand Siebel combined,' said Oracle
Microsystems (NASDAQ: JAVA) announced today they have entered into a
definitive agreement under which Oracle will acquire Sun common stock
for $9.50 per share in cash. The transaction is valued at
approximately $7.4 billion, or $5.6 billion net of Sun's cash and
debt. 'We expect this acquisition to be accretive to Oracle's
earnings by at least 15 cents on a non-GAAP basis in the first full
year after closing. We estimate that the acquired business will
contribute over $1.5 billion to Oracle's non-GAAP operating profit in
the first year, increasing to over $2 billion in the second year.
This would make the Sun acquisition more profitable in per share
contribution in the first year than we had planned for the
acquisitions of BEA, PeopleSoft
President Safra Catz."I have a lot of thoughts on this but I need to head out (to attend a
funeral -- is this apropos?) ... begin the discussion and I'll be back
oracle is probably the best candidate arround. its big enough, and the numbers of products common to both is verry low, while at IBM it would have mostly been the same as HP/COMPAQ/DEC:
N different OS'es all customers want to stay with, if you discontinue it, customers will take the same decision from start, the new solution you prevent to them is equal weighted with any other migration plan one of your competitors offers to them.
pro'lly mysql will fit in nicely between oracle & sleepycat.
Solaris has been primary Oracle development platform for 10 years, after VMS, before they switched to linux.
so this is probably fine here.
we'll see what happenes to sparc. maybe they're sort of in the Apple situation: deliver an OS with the complete hardware and application stack to your customers, most probably less driver problems.
Maybe this could be the start of *nix on the desktop again...
And I'm happy to know that OpenOffice.org is now in the hands of someone who hates Microsoft as much as I do. They'll support it, develop it, and push it forward.
That's true for Java too ... Java is the lingua franca of business logic, and without Java the datacenter would fall to .Net (and therefore Windows).
I think I'd have to change careers if that happened.
Sun is a badly run company with great products. Oracle is a well run company with mediocre products. If this merger is executed well, they will can all of the morons in Sun management, drive the hardware hard in the marketplace, and maintain a good rapport with the open source community on the software side.