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OpenSolaris Bible

OpenSolaris Bible [Kindle Edition]

Nicholas A. Solter , Jerry Jelinek , David Miner
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After a beginning overview of the history of OpenSolaris, its open-source licensing, and the community development model, this book then goes on to highlight the aspects of OpenSolaris that differ from more familiar operating systems. You’ll learn how to become a power user of OpenSolaris by maximizing the abilities of advanced features like Dtrace, the fault management architecture, ZFS, the service management facility, and Zones. Authors provide insider tips, unique tricks, and practical examples to help you stay sharp with the latest features of OpenSolaris.

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Master one of the most innovative new open source operating systems The latest version of OpenSolaris is here—and this comprehensive guide is your one–stop gateway to it all. You′ll start with a basic crash course in OpenSolaris, including command lines and shells, the GNOME Desktop, systems administration, and other essential topics. Later chapters focus on application development, networking, virtualization, DTrace, and other topics that will transform you into a power user. Find practical tips, step–by–step tutorials, and exact command lines and screenshots you can use right away. Explore the OpenSolaris operating environment—from GNOME® to the bash shell, vim text editor, and more Connect printers, USB devices, and other peripherals to your desktop Master systems administration, including ZFS and NFS file systems, networking, directory services, and security Observe and debug the system with the innovative Dynamic Tracing (DTrace) facility and other monitoring tools Share a single physical machine among multiple users and processes with xVM, VirtualBox, and other virtualization tools Deploy web services using Apache, Apache Tomcat, MySQL®, and other open source web stack applications Write and debug applications in C, C++, Java®, Ruby, Python®, and other languages

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 6600 KB
  • Print Length: 1008 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (21 Mar 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004T6YVSS
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4.0 out of 5 stars The definitive guide 14 May 2010
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I don't suppose many people will start using OpenSolaris as total novices so this book concentrates on the specific stuff such as zones, zfs, dtrace and vbox. IMHO it is very well written and has seemed to keep fairly upto date with what is a fast moving target. If you want a book which covers OpenSolaris and all it's features quite simply this is the book for you.
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4.0 out of 5 stars OpenSolaris Bible (Wiley) 31 Oct 2009
Book arrived within the proposed delivery period. Technical contents very useful and met expectations
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5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding clarity and content! 26 Mar 2009
By Dan Wilhelm - Published on
This book is written so well that the knowledge simply jumps from the pages and into your brain (well, at least for me). The breadth and detail of this book totally justifies its size. There is no "filler" here.The icon message inserts (NOTE, TIP, CAUTION, CROSS-REF) are extremely informative and helpful.

As an added bonus, many of the topics presented in this book also apply to Solaris 10 (but definitely NOT package management). As an experienced Sun/Solaris system administrator, I fully recommend the "OpenSolaris Bible" to any admin or developer interested in OpenSolaris or Solaris 10.

I thank the authors for writing such a marvelous book..
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5.0 out of 5 stars Impressive 2 Jun 2009
By Paul Floyd - Published on
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I'm writing this as a long time Solaris user, and I've dabbled a bit with OpenSolaris OS and SXCE as well.

I must say that I was impressed. The coverage is very extensive, and to a good depth. All of the major topics get covered: ZFS, DTrace, zones, xVM, SMF.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beyond excellent resource 3 Jun 2009
By Eric W - Published on
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The OpenSolaris Bible is an excellent resource, beyond excellent. It caters to all levels, from "beginner to advanced", just as it says on the (back) cover. Few books are as versatile. You can pick this up, having no or only limited knowledge of Unix systems, you can be an expert with another Unix flavor, or you might even be a Solaris administrator looking to become aquainted with some of the newer features.

I'm not new to Unix-type operating systems, I've been working on Unix systems for over 13 years. I am an expert with Linux, proficient with *BSD systems, and have varied experience with Irix and HPUX, but have rarely had the chance to work on Solaris. With all of the wonderful features introduced with OpenSolaris in the past couple years, I've taken another look at this great operating system and have used the OpenSolaris Bible as my guide.

I would recommend this book to anyone looking to run or administrate OpenSolaris, and I would certainly recommend OpenSolaris itself.

My only complaint might be that this book will probably become outdated very quickly, due to the impressive rate at which OpenSolaris is being developed. In fact, just yesterday, a new version of OpenSolaris was released, introducing features not present or discussed in this book. However, this is currently the most updated printed material available today, so you really can't go wrong.
3.0 out of 5 stars Something is much better than nothing 17 July 2014
By Caffeine Buzz - Published on
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Got this for my roommate,who is having trouble with Solaris and has contracted into working with many people who use it quickly and well.He's hardly looked through it,and is fussing that it isn't about solaris 11,which his work is using.I think he is just being fussy and I am not able to cough up 40-50$ to use on any gifts on a whim.Something is much better than nothing.
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Reference 25 Feb 2014
By Stephen Mann - Published on
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A very good reference. It's just a damn shame that no sooner had I bought the book than Snoracle decided that OpenSolaris was the Operatyng Systemme Thatte Shoulde Notte Bee! and cast it into the nether hell from which it had clawed scant years before.

A pity, because of all the Unix-like OSs out there, Solaris has much going for it that the others just don't. ZFS works properly (though that isn't a problem for other unUnixes now) and DTRACE is available in all its shiny glory.


But when it was alive and well, this book was an very good reference to have to hand.
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