Sunday, August 24, 2008

OpenSolaris 2008.05

I've just re-installed Open Solaris on my laptop using LiveCD. I was really surprised (positively) when NWAM detected my WiFi, asked me for WEP and during installation I could brows the Internet. However what really surprised me was that after install finished and I rebooted my laptop into Open Solaris it somehow remembered my password and got my WiFi automatically working without asking any questions - really cool.

Friday, August 22, 2008

End of Service for Solaris 7

From SDN:
"On August 15, 2008, Solaris 7 exited EOSL Phase 2. Except through custom support agreements, all support for Solaris 7 is terminated. On April 1, 2009, Solaris 8 enters EOSL Phase 2. Vintage patch entitlement (for patches developed ON OR after 4/1/09) requires purchase of the Solaris 8 Vintage Patch Service. Learn more."