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26 Jan 2016
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Preparing for the Upcoming Removal of UCB Utilities from the Next Version of Solaris [49431]
By Eric Reid

Eric Reid blogs, "For those of you who are holding on to the /usr/ucb commands as a last vestige of Solaris's origins in the UC Berkeley UNIX distribution, it's time to act. The long-anticipated demise of the /usr/ucb and /usr/ucblib directories is planned for the next major version of Solaris. If you are building software that uses these components, now's the time to switch to alternatives. Shell scripts are often used during software installation and configuration, so dependency on /usr/ucb commands could stop your app from installing properly..."
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20 Jan 2016
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Oracle, UNIX and Innovation [49289]
By Darrin Johnson

"Oracle was born from the idea of having a database with single source base (in C) that could be used on multiple operating systems. With this philosophy, they brought the Oracle Database to UNIX in 1983 with Bell Laboratories' UNIX.

During the same period of time, enterprises wanted to standardize interfaces to not require re-implementation of software for different platforms, and UNIX was chosen as the base for the standard system interfaces..."
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14 Dec 2015
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Solaris 11, M7, and SuperCluster M7 Updates [48502]
By Gerry Haskins, December 14th, 2015

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07 Dec 2015
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Oracle Solaris Cluster Manager: Configuring HA for Oracle Solaris Zones [48330]
By Shreelekha Bhat

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07 Dec 2015
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The 20th Anniversary of the UNIX Standard and Certification [48337]
The Open Group

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10 Nov 2015
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Oracle Solaris Cluster Manager: [47484]
Setting Up Geo Disaster Recovery Orchestration

Oracle Solaris Cluster Manager (Cluster Manager) provides a way to set up and administer disaster recovery (DR) orchestration starting in Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.3. Prior to this version, DR orchestration could be administered only by using the command line interface (CLI). The Cluster Manager browser interface makes it easier by providing a user-friendly way of doing it, with either clicks or by typing in the user-defined fields, eliminating the need to memorize the commands and the sub-commands. Providing inline and online help, Cluster Manager also eliminates potential errors by doing appropriate checks...
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