Linked by Kroc Camen on Mon 22nd Dec 2008 16:33 UTC, submitted by Anil Gulecha
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris Devzones, short for development zones, is a type of virtualization found in the Nexenta distribution. It can be used to define a base developer environment, which can be easily cloned many times. These copies can easily be destroyed and recreated. Devzones are built upon Opensolaris Zones, which are extensions of a chroot-like environment for the entire installed system. In other words, it allows for virtualization of an Opensolaris environment (and variants of Linux), without the performance hit that is generally associated with virtualization. This article gives a practical introduction into using Devzones.
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Comment by Coxy
by Coxy on Mon 22nd Dec 2008 17:20 UTC
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Duke Nukem 3d was the last game with any story. That game really kicked arse... especially in co-op mode. I've tried playing the modern 3d equivalents, and they all suck. They're to busy trying to make the graphics look real instead of making a good game. Dukes graphics never looked real but it was funny as hell, I don't plan on playing any other game until Duke Nulem forever comes out.

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RE: Comment by Coxy
by poundsmack on Mon 22nd Dec 2008 17:24 UTC in reply to "Comment by Coxy"
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from what i can see this has nothing ot do with the article, but as i too am a duke nukem fan I will give you this piece of advice. If you are waiting to get back into gaming until Duke Nuken Forever is realeased, well you may never get back into gaming. at least not until Q2 of 2010.

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RE[2]: Comment by Coxy
by pantheraleo on Mon 22nd Dec 2008 18:03 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Coxy"
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I'm sure he meant to post this in Thom's rant about modern gaming.

This is a long standing bug in the new version of OSNews it seems. I've seen it happen several times. They have problems with their Web flow getting confused about where you are and where you are trying to post a comment. If I had to guess, (cause I've run into similar problems in my own Web applications), it probably has to do with having multiple tabs or windows open on the same site that are sharing the same session cookie. This can cause race type conditions if you aren't really careful about knowing which tab or window the request came from.

Edited 2008-12-22 18:09 UTC

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by rootard on Mon 22nd Dec 2008 18:59 UTC
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Should actually be:

Thanks for writing the article Anil!

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RE: link broken
by Kroc on Mon 22nd Dec 2008 19:10 UTC in reply to " link broken"
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Fixed, and added reference to you at the bottom of the article. Keep up the good work!

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Comment by talaf
by talaf on Tue 23rd Dec 2008 15:50 UTC
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This is interesting! Do these zones function like freebsd jails? Jails are the goodness, and I wanted to try out solaris so that may help me cross over faster ;)

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RE: Comment by talaf
by Kebabbert on Tue 23rd Dec 2008 20:13 UTC in reply to "Comment by talaf"
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They are just ordinary Zones in Solaris/OpenSolaris. You can install Solaris 10 in a Zone, or Solaris 9, Solaris 8 or Linux v2.4. There is rudimentary support for Linux v2.6 in Zones.

Try Nexenta or OpenSolaris or Solaris 10 if you want to play with Zones.

One guy booted 1000 zones in 1 GB RAM. It worked, but very slowly. Rock solid. Rock stable.

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