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Foreword

Welcome to the (next) Revolution!

If you’ve been around the industry for any length of time, you know that the world of system administration is changing, in ways that go way beyond simply bringing up a box and keeping it patched. As you’ll learn in this book, Oracle Solaris is not just tracking that change, but leading the charge.

This shouldn’t be a surprise; hindsight shows that the technologies in Oracle Solaris have more often than not been right at the front of the revolutionary curve. Even the birth of Solaris, via its predecessor SunOS, was a revolution, breaking open previously closed doors to innovation. Sure, we take open interfaces ...

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