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Archived Solaris Articles
07 Mar 2016
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Overview of Oracle Solaris Release Cadence, IPS, SRUs, IDRs, and CVE Metadata [50599]
By Gerry Haskins

Gerry Haskins blogs, "After 12 years using my beloved SunRay - Oracle Sun's most underrated product by far - I got a new Oracle Solaris x86 workstation in January and for the first time in many years I have a root password. Oh, the power!!!

This has enabled me to play around with IPS and practice what I preach regarding Oracle Solaris lifecycle management. The result is this document which I'm in the process of publishing to MOS as Doc 2114039.1. My Product Management friends are also looking to publish it on OTN..."
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20 Feb 2016
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Solaris 11.3 SRU 5.6: updates in ps(1) and /proc//xxx [50066]
By Casper Dik

Casper Dik writes, "Almost as soon as Solaris 2.0 was released, people started to complain about the limit of the ps(1) command line output; it was limited to 80 characters. The standard ps(1) command was also not able to print the environment variables..."
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04 Feb 2016
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The Best UNIX Operating System Out There [49645]
Mark Hurd Video

Glynn blogs, "Worth checking out Mark Hurd, Oracle CEO on how he considers the Sun Microsystems acquisition to be 'fabulous' - not just for Java, but for Solaris, the best UNIX operating system out there. Nothing comes close to the amount of innovation included in this integrated platform that can run your mission critical (and non-mission critical) applications securely and reliably. Sun's technologies were very much the foundation for Oracle's current Engineered System strategy. Watch it now!..."
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01 Feb 2016
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Focus on Oracle Solaris Security at the OTN VTS Event [49630]
By Glynn Foster

Glynn blogs, "Every few months, the folks from the Oracle Technology Network host a Virtual Technology Summit (VTS). This is an opportunity to watch a bunch of technical demos and participate in hands-on-labs delivered by Oracle product experts, Oracle ACE's, and Java Champions. There are a variety of tracks including Systems, Database, Java and Middleware.

In the next VTS event, we'll be focusing on security your data center with some of the integrated security technologies included in Oracle Solaris and SPARC systems leveraging Software in Silicon..."
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28 Jan 2016
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The UNIX-Based Cloud [49437]
Dr Cloud's Flying Software Circus

"Oracle Solaris continues to evolve as the foundation for critical private cloud implementations. As the premier UNIX in the IT industry, certified against the OpenGroup's exacting standards for enterprise-level operating systems, Solaris 11 enables Oracle customers and partners to provide the elasticity, security, scalability, and stability required for today's demanding Cloud Computing requirements.

As Chris Riggin, Enterprise Architect at Verizon, said at last Fall's Oracle OpenWorld, the cloud services enabled by Solaris provide the massive scaling for Verizon's 135 million customers and 180,000 employees needed to speed service delivery and to maintain Verizon's competitive edge..."
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27 Jan 2016
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FOSS Evaluation Packages [49433]
for Solaris 11.3

Oracle released a set of Selected FOSS Component packages that can be used with/on Solaris 11.3. These packages provide customers with evaluation copies of new and updated versions of FOSS ahead of officially supported Oracle Solaris product releases.

These packages are available at the Oracle Solaris product release repository for customers running Oracle Solaris 11.3 GA. The source code used to build the components is available at the Solaris Userland Project on Java.net. The packages are not supported through any Oracle support channels. Customers can use the software at their own risk.
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