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Main Test System

Main Personal Desktop:

* ASUS P5K Premium WiFi-AP GIGABYTE GA-P43-ES3G
* Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400 @ 2.66GHz
* 8GB (4x2GB) OCZ Reaper DDR2-800
* ASUS GeForce 9800GTX+
* SoundBlaster Live! 5.1 soundcard
* Prolink Pixelview TVcard w/ radio chip
* Logitech quickcam webcam
* Epson 1200u usb scanner
* Epson Stylus Photo R220 printer
* Logitech cordless optical wheel mouse
* Microsoft Natural Multimedia Keyboard
* ACER X193W+ widescreen lcd monitor
* ACER V173 LCD

Secondary Test System:

* MSI K9N6SGM-V V2 Micro-ATX Mobo
* AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+
* 1 GB RAM
* Nvidia MCP61P GPU

Main Test System:

  • MSI K8T Neo2 (K8T800 chipset)
  • AMD 64 3700+
  • 2 gig of DDR432 memory
  • Antec True 430 (430 watt) powersupply
  • BFG Nvidia 6800oc 128mb agp graphics
  • on-board Realtek 8110SC ethernet controller
    • alternatively, Realtek rtl 8139 ethernet card
  • Maxtor 6Y160P0 ata hard drive
  • (another) Maxtor 6Y160P0 ata hard drive
  • Asus DRW-1608P2 dvdrw
  • LG CD-RW CED-8120B

Server:

*Gigabyte GA-M51GM-S2G Micro-ATX Mainboard*

*AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ (AM2)*
*2 Gig DDR2-667 Corsair C4 RAM*
*16x IDE DVD-RW DL Burner*
*3.5" Floppy Drive*
*Seagate 80G SATA-II HD*
*Seagate 250G SATA-II HD*
*Antec Mid-Tower Case w/500watt Power Supply*


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  • Guilty SPARC: Oracle euthanizes Solaris 12, expunging it from roadmap
    Rumors have been circulating since late last year that Oracle was planning to kill development of the Solaris operating system, with major layoffs coming to the operating system's development team. Others speculated that future versions of the Unix platform Oracle acquired with Sun Microsystems would be designed for the cloud and built for the Intel platform only and that the SPARC processor line would meet its demise. The good news, based on a recently released Oracle roadmap for the SPARC platform, is that both Solaris and SPARC appear to have a future. The bad news is that the next major version of Solaris—Solaris 12— has apparently been canceled, as it has disappeared from the roadmap. Instead, it's been replaced with "Solaris 11.next"—and that version is apparently the only update planned for the operating system through 2021.
  • Oracle Finally Confirms It's Canning Solaris 12
    At the beginning of December there were rumors of Oracle canning Solaris and now that's finally been confirmed by Oracle more or less as they will not be delivering Solaris 12. According to Ars, they got confirmation from Oracle that they will not be going ahead with Solaris 12 as planned. Solaris 12 has been canceled and wiped off their roadmap. Oracle is said to be working on a "Solaris.next", but no details yet. This "Solaris.next" is also reportedly the only planned Solaris update through 2021.

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