Monday, September 1, 2008


13 or so years ago, when I first started at my current company, I would cheerfully jumpstart a server to an appropriate Solaris OS revision, download the source of an application, build it, install it and configure it as needed.

Then sites like sunfreeware came online. And the order of business became, jumpstart the server, download the application, install it, and then configure as needed.

Recently, it has been a case of "I wonder if there is a VM to do that?" Lets download that and configure it.