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Sun Ultra 20 M2 review

I was fortunate enough to get a review unit of Sun’s Ultra 20M2 Workstation Back in the early part of 2007. The Ultra 20M2 is Opteron based, and the M2 designation includes the dual-core Opteron processor. It was a very nice machine that I’m sorry…

Write software for multiple UNIX platforms

I have a new tutorial on writing software for multiple UNIX platforms at IBM developerWorks. The focus is on the technical aspects, such as header and library availability, build environments and understanding what some of the key elements are. I …

OpenSolaris and Linux

Regular readers will know I am both a fan of Linux and Solaris, for different reasons and, often, different solutions and environments. Back at the beginning of October I wrote this mammoth piece on my Computerworld blog: Distributions and standar…

Announcing Laptop Solaris

Regular readers will know I’ve been a long term fan and user of Solaris, but things in the Solaris space have changed recently. I haven’t used Solaris as a desktop operating system for about 7 years, but for a long time, despite working at an agen…