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Learn About Illumos

Magnus Hedemark has graciously agreed to speak to the group on Illumos, after a last minute change in plans caused a speaker change.

Here is how Magnus describes his talk:

While most of us in the industry are very familiar with the use of Linux operating systems, Illumos is still under the radar of many. Sharing a common ancestry with Solaris, Illumos is the fully open community fork of the OpenSolaris operating system. What can it do for you? We'll discuss some of the key features that make Illumos special, and some of the core strengths of the major Illumos distributions that are available for your use.

Magnus Hedemark has been an operations professional for over 18 years. He presently serves as Sr. Systems Engineer and Scrum Master for Wireless Generation SLI Division's Operations Team. He's presently engaged in work on the Shared Learning Infrastructure for the Shared Learning Collaborative (

A big thanks to Magnus for offering to give this talk. While it's easy to think the only options are Linux or Windows, other options like Illumos exist. It's important to know the options and their differences so you can make the best choice for your situation. Who knows what might turn out to be a competitive advantage or make your life easier?

The meetup is Wednesday, October 17th, 7 p.m. at WebAssign.

Directions to WebAssign can be found here (take note of where to park, as we don't want anyone to be towed).

On a final housekeeping note, Nathan Walls (@base10) and Mark Imbriaco (@markimbriaco) are joining me as co-organizers for the group. While I'll still handle most of the day to day and scheduling for the group, they will help me in the event that I can't be at a meetup or have a conflict preventing me from taking care of something with the group. Next time you see them, give them a big thanks for helping run the group.

Thanks to everyone for supporting the meetup. It's what make the Triangle DevOps community great.

- Mark Mzyk

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  • Doug H.

    Great. Magnus's presentation was very informative and not to high level for someone who had never used an Illumos flavor.

    November 7, 2012

  • Justin J.

    I enjoyed the presentation on Illumos

    October 21, 2012

  • Steve G.

    Looking forward to your talk Magnus. Been following your remarks on Twitter as you've experimented and studied the technology. I appreciate your willingness to share what you've learned with the community.

    October 15, 2012

    • Steve G.

      You did a great job! I learned a lot of good stuff and am interested to tinker with this cool OS. Definitely want to learn more as a result of your presentation.

      October 19, 2012

    • Magnus H.

      Outstanding! You'll have to let me know how it goes for you. What distro do you think you'll play with?

      October 19, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very informative. Excellent speaker.

    October 18, 2012

  • Magnus H.


    October 18, 2012

  • Mark M.

    I won't be able to make this one but wish I could. I'm sure Magnus will give a great talk and Nathan and Mark will do a great job running things in my stead.

    October 1, 2012

    • Magnus H.

      If this topic goes over well, I threw a lot more information on the floor than I could include in just one talk. We'll see how the intro to illumos is received.

      October 17, 2012

    • Mark M.

      Awesome. I'll make note of that Magnus and plan on having you back at some point in the future.

      October 17, 2012

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