OpenSolaris Cancelled, Self-Wiping drive, Browsers Private Mode, Is SAS Dead?

[osol-discuss] OpenSolaris cancelled, to be replaced with Solaris 11 Express

This memo was circulated internally within Oracle (and subsequently leaked). Basically, the open source development model has now been axed and OpenSolaris is officially now dead. A very sad day indeed.

It seems that Oracle has no room for OpenSolaris in its new strategy to get Sun out of the whole its in. Toshiba touts drives that wipe data when turned off

The Wipe feature in Toshiba’s SED (Self-Encrypting Drives) will allow for deletion of secure data prior to disposing or repurposing hard drives, Toshiba said in a statement. This feature prevents secure data from getting lost or stolen.

Think of the possibilities, seriously you think of them!. Virtualization and over-subscription: breaking the 100% utilization barrier

Our developers are hard at work on our next generation of products, which in addition to allowing instantaneous scaling and solving configuration nightmares, allows you to over-commit your physical resources (both processors and memory). This quick demo provides a great example of over-subscription, showing a development version of our platform cramming 16 gigabytes worth of clones onto a single host with 8 gigabytes of memory. Awesome.

Browsers’ private modes leak info, say researchers kind of obvious, Private Mode is “like a candle in the wind… unreliable” Garth Marenghi , too many variables with room for leaks. iPadversaries! 32 Tablets, Slates, Pads, and More Most of them wont even survive the first round.

Moving On…

Is SAS dead yet?

Just hold the horses … what about the writes.

This one never gets old. Are 320 GB Drives Doomed?

Industry numbers suggest that one would have to fill a 320 GB SATA drive 37 times before encountering an unrecoverable read error, potentially losing data.

Yeah, live on the wild side. Go 320GB!.

, , — Aug 14, 2010