LinuxWorld SF 2006

Posted on August 14, 2006

LinuxWorld is happening this week! The expo won’t open untill tomorow. OpenSolaris will be there! We’re in the .Org pavilion, so come and see us! Come with your questions, your expectations, and the problems you need to solve and we’ll show you want we have to offer, not just the software, but the thriving community around it all. While your there don’t forget to visit our friends in the PostgreSQL .Org booth, .Org booth, Greenplumb booth, and AMD booth.

I’m glad to say that since this is a .Org booth and not a Sun commercial booth we’ll be swarming with engineers, not marketing droids, so come and meet some Solaris celebs, including Dan Price, Steve Lau, Alan DuBoff, Michelle Olson, possibly Stephen Harpster, and more!

So if you have migrated to Linux and just don’t think you’ve gotten what you bargined for, or if you have seen some of the capabilities of Solaris 10 and realize you just can’t ignore that kind of functionality, please, come by and we’ll answer any questions you have and show you why OpenSolaris is the place to be.

You can also find a word about OpenSolaris in a Dot-Org Pavilion Features article on LinuxWorld’s website. Of course, its sort of a departure from what I submitted to them… here is what I wrote when they asked for our “star attraction”, just for the record:

The star attraction at the OpenSolaris booth is, in a sense, the fact that there is no star attraction. We’re going to be showing off the wonders of OpenSolaris and all that it entails from the community, to the development environment (including NetBeans and the free Sun Studio), to the rich storage options (ZFS, our iSCSI Initiator and Target implementations, even OpenAFS!), to all the exciting features of OpenSolaris such as the Service Management Facility (SMF), DTrace, Fault Management Architecture (FMA), Containers (Zones), Resource Management, and even BrandZ with which we can run Linux applications in a Solaris Container allowing Linux developers to leverage all the advantages Solaris can offer. OpenSolaris brings everything together in an open and collaborative environment in which free and open source developers (like me) and work hand-in-hand with Sun Engineers to drive the future of the platform.

It didn’t quite come off that way in the feature article but hey, thats how it goes. Getting mention is kool enough for us.