Monday, September 29, 2008

HPC but no OpenSolaris ??

One could question why are these not delivered with OpenSolaris..

We need to pick up the demand for OpenSolaris on things such as this market !


Sunday, September 14, 2008

VirtualBox 2.0.2 is out !!!

I highly recommend people upgrade to this release, in particular Solaris hosts.
As this rev. seems to have solved a kernel panic I had from vbox :/

Downloads here:
Release Notes here:


Saturday, September 13, 2008

Intel(R) WiFi Link 5100/5300 Driver in ON 99.

yay for the integration of the Intel(R) WiFi Link 5100/5300 Driver in ON/Net 99.
Looking forward to snv_99 updated LiveCD ISO.


Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Google's Chrome Browser.

I had a email from a dear friend of mine today about where we should be skeptical about Google's new Browser.

So I though I would share my reply and analysis of it:

2008/9/3 Neil :
> What gives????
> This undermines FF!
> --
> All Documents adhered to the ISO/IEC 26300 standard file format for
> electronic office documents, such as spreadsheets, charts,
> presentations and word processing documents from this email address.
> The author does not take responsibility of the recipients inability to
> read international standards and who use proprietary products such as
> MS Office.
> See:
> Neil

I'm fine with it; Its built on Webkit which is open source. It promotes competition which intern promotes innovation !

98% of FF users will not change over as FF is clearly technically a better browser.
However, we need all the *strength* we can get, Google inc. to bring Microsoft's Internet Explorer to a 'responsible' market share. No one browser is going to be able to do it on its own.

Hense we have:
*Chrome -
*Konquer -
*Safari <-- Retard Browser (For Mac and PC). -

About the only problem I have with it, is that its a Windows only application. However I can see Google's logic, and that is, to target a very particular market segment, that is, to take away IE's market share from the Windows OS platform.


Please *do* comment with your views,

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

VirtualBox 1.6.6 is out !!

VirtualBox 1.6.6 (released 2008-08-26)
A *must* for any snv_95+ user due to the fix for strange linker issue that was seen.
Change Logs here:
Download here: