Friday, June 29, 2007


Upgrading the Vaio TR1

I have been using OpenSolaris for several months now on my tiny little Sony Vaio TR1. I have actually been using it for some hardcore C++ development and surprisingly it has been doing a fairly decent job. I ended up destroying my Solaris partition. It looks like the hard drive could be reaching the end of its life. I figured this was a good time as any to finally upgrade the machine. I was planning on getting a new machine this summer but plans change so I decided to upgrade the memory and hard drive to the max sizes available. That will end up costing me a little over $200. An easier amount to deal with rather than a new machine. BTW, Google price search saved me some money that's for sure! The parts on on their way via UPS and I'll blog more about the upgrade later.

Now I have to decide once things are upgraded if I will be running Solaris dual booted like I did before or under VMware Workstation. I am leaning towards VMware, since I'll be playing with things that can ruin my system if done wrong and it makes it much easier to recover from stupid mistakes!

Thursday, June 28, 2007


The Blog is Back

It has been a long time since I posted but I will back to regular postings. The problem was that I was busy with the new job (lots to learn) and having some medical issues that put me out of commission for awhile.

Stayed tuned to here because I will be updating the OpenSolaris on VMware article. Things have changed significantly in this space and the old article is pretty much obsolete at this point.

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