I’ve been reading more about the Illumos project over the past few weeks. As most of my blog readers know, I’m a huge fan of Solaris and used to be quite active in the OpenSolaris community. My involvement in OpenSolaris came to an end in 2011 after the project was squashed by Oracle. I started investing my time in various Linux projects, and learning about new web technologies. Now that Illumos is starting to get some traction, I thought I wanted to see what was going on with the project.
There are a number of cool Illumos video out there. The first one I watched was Bryan Cantrill’s “Fork Yeah! The Rise and Development of illumos” video:
I have met and heard Bryan speak on several occasions, and I thoroughly enjoyed the fact that he spoke his mind on this subject (honesty in IT, it’s what SHOULD be for dinner). Once I finished this video I watched Bryan’s video on Joyent’s “Experiences Porting KVM to SmartOS”:
There is a ton of amazing content on Youtube, and now that I ditched my cable I’m starting to watch a lot more cool technical videos. Amazing how much cool stuff you can learn on the tube of you.