Console Mode in Solaris 11 Gnome Desktop

How do I open a console window in the Solaris 11 Gnome Desktop? This question comes up occasionally- especially in my transition courses where I have administrators migrating from previous version of Solaris.  In those versions of Solaris, administrators used the Java Desktop (Solaris 10) and the Common Desktop Environment also called CDE (Solaris 9).  The …

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Setting Up a Solaris Lab – VirtualBox

Virtual Environments provide an excellent “sandbox” for you to try out and get some real hands on experience with Oracle Solaris™ (x86).    I’ve run Oracle Solaris (x86) in both VirtualBox™ and VMware™, but I prefer VirtualBox.   After installing your Virtual Machine, you can add and clone additional Virtual Machines and start up more than one …

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New Blog

Welcome to my blog.  I started it in Feb 2013, so it’s a bit thin.  I’ve been putting it off, but now that I’ve finished my next book, I have more time for this sort of thing.  I plan to regularly add articles related to questions I receive from my students and readers.  In addition, I’ll post sections …

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