Test your OpenSolaris Skills and Win Great Prizes!

Published Date
03 - Feb - 2010
| Last Updated
03 - Feb - 2010
 
Test your OpenSolaris Skills and Win Great Prizes!

 

If you have been trying to explore things, which go beyond Windows, you would have definitely stumbled upon OpenSolaris. Based on Solaris, history of OpenSolaris goes back to early 80's. Solaris, which is known as an operating system for servers, was brought to desktop computers through Project OpenSolaris and offers features such as DTrace, ZFS Filesystems, Predictive Self Healing & SMF and Virtualization with Zones. OpenSolaris is available for anyone to download for free and use on their commodity hardware. With many advance features and reputation of being a scalable and stable operating system, Solaris and its open-sourced release OpenSolaris, is now a very popular as a general purpose operating system platform.

Digit, in its February issue, has a Fast Track to OpenSolaris which starts from introducing you to OpenSolaris and goes on to explain how to do contribute to OpenSolaris by doing projects in OpenSolaris community. A quick reference guide to key OpenSolaris features (ZFS, and DTrace) is also a part of the Fast Track. And to make things more interesting, Digit is also running the OpenSolaris Geek Hunt Contest, which is open for anyone to participate! Just take the quiz at http://www.thinkdigit.com/osolgeekhunt/ which tests your skills in OpenSolaris and you can win an Acer Aspire One netbook, or a 1 TB Seagate FreeAgent external hard disk. Other prizes include a 500 GB Seagate FreeAgent external hard disk and many OpenSolaris T-Shirts and USB sticks!


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All you need, in order to participate in this quiz, is a valid email address. If you want to brush up your skills on OpenSolaris, then check out http://www.thinkdigit.com/opensolaris/. The February 2010 issue of Digit also carries the ISO image of OpenSolaris 2009.06 and many ebooks and documentations on OpenSolaris, along with the Fast Track dedicated to OpenSolaris! To discuss this issue of Fast Track and the OpenSolaris Geek Hunt Contest, visit our thinkDigit discussion forum thread here. To ask any questions about OpenSolaris, join the Mumbai OpenSolaris User Group Mailing list.
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