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Ask Slashdot: What Books Have Had a Significant Impact On Your Life?

WilsonSD Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell (700 comments)

It turns out that you can be great. You can be great at anything you want. You don't have to be born with talent. This totally inspired me to try new things. I only wish I'd read it as a teenager!

about 2 years ago

What To Load On a 4-Year-Old's Netbook?

WilsonSD Re:Flash (742 comments)

You haven't tried this have you? I did. My 8 year old wanted a little netbook just for this kind of stuff (PBS Kids, Nick Jr and Webkins). The flash user interfaces for these things were beyond useless on the tiny netbook screens. Anything below 1024x768 isn't in the design center for these little cames and it basically doesn't work. Try it in the store before you buy if you're considering this.

I agree there is lots of good content, but much of it won't actually work on a low-end netbook -- and flash doesn't scale down to even try.

more than 3 years ago

Apple's Trend Away From Tinkering

WilsonSD Aurdino (965 comments)

If you want to do this kind of hacking go get an Aurdino. There's a whole world of home brew stuff cooler than we could have imagined when we were kids.

more than 4 years ago

Sun Bare Metal Hypervisors Now GPLv3

WilsonSD Re:cheap (154 comments)

We've already shipped over 6 million copies of our desktop hypervisor (xVM VirtualBox), which is available under GPL v2 from You should go check it out.

We're putting a lot of resources into virtualization and we're going to surprise people.

-Steve Wilson

Sun Microsystems

about 6 years ago

Sun Bare Metal Hypervisors Now GPLv3

WilsonSD Re:Does xVM really support SPARC? (154 comments)

xVM Ops Center supports SPARC and xVM Systems. The current version of xVM Server is focused on x86/x64 platforms, but you can use xVM Ops Center to manage Solaris virtualization technologies like Solaris Containers.

-Steve Wilson
Sun Microsystems

about 6 years ago


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