OpenSolaris Bible by Nicholas A. Solter, Jerry Jelinek, David Miner

By Nicholas A. Solter, Jerry Jelinek, David Miner

After a starting assessment of the background of OpenSolaris, its open-source licensing, and the group improvement version, this ebook then is going directly to spotlight the points of OpenSolaris that fluctuate from extra general working platforms. you are going to find out how to turn into an influence person of OpenSolaris through maximizing the talents of complex good points like Dtrace, the fault administration structure, ZFS, the provider administration facility, and Zones. Authors supply insider tips, exact methods, and functional examples that will help you remain sharp with the most recent positive aspects of OpenSolaris.

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However, the details vary, and in fact OpenSolaris is not open source in exactly the same way as Linux, Apache, MySQL, BSD, Perl, Java, or most other open source software with which you might be familiar. To understand the details of the OpenSolaris open source model, it’s helpful to first review and define some open source software basics. Open source software basics In the traditional closed source model of software development, companies or developers distribute only running programs in the form of binaries.

Org/docs/osd. It’s important to remember that open source software, despite sometimes being called free software, is not required to be free of charge. Think of the ‘‘free’’ in free software as referring to free speech, rather than free beer. Thus, companies or individuals can sell programs built from open source code. Other terms for open source software include free software and free and open source software (FOSS). This book uses the term open source software not to emphasize any particular software philosophy but because the authors think it’s the clearest term.

OpenSolaris and Linux Linux and OpenSolaris are both open source UNIX-like operating systems. They can support identical user interfaces, such as GNOME, run many identical applications, such as Apache, MySQL, Mozilla Firefox, and OpenOffice, and support identical tools such as the GNU compiler tools, Java, Perl, Python, Ruby, and others. But the two operating systems have significant differences in their histories, licensing, distribution models, and underlying implementations. History Although UNIX-like, the Linux source code is not descended from the original AT&T or BSD UNIX code.

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