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NHARRY J. FOXWELL is a senior system engineer and OS ambassador for Sun Microsystems Federal, Inc., in the Washington, D.C., area, where he is responsible for solutions consulting and customer education on Solaris, OpenSolaris, Linux, open source software, and virtualization technologies.Harry has worked for Sun Microsystems since 1995; he also authors Sun’s internal web site of Linux technical information and has been a Linux user since 1995. He has been influential in develop-ing and promoting Sun’s Linux and open source strategies and messages. He is coauthor of two Sun BluePrints: “Slicing and Dicing Servers: A Guide to Virtualization and Con-tainment Technologies” (Sun BluePrints Online, 2005) and “The Sun BluePrints Guide to Solaris Containers: Virtualization in the Solaris Operating System” (Sun BluePrints Online, 2006).Harry received his doctorate in Information Technology in 2003 from George Mason University (in Fairfax, Virginia) and has since taught graduate-level computer science courses at GMU about operating systems and electronic commerce. His students use OpenSolaris, VirtualBox, MySQL, and other open source software from Sun in their course assignments and projects.NCHRISTINE TRAN is a software developer for Assured Decisions, LLC. Before that, she spent ten years at Sun Microsystems as a solutions architect and OS Ambassador, guiding customers through all aspects of working on the Solaris platform. She is the author of the online OpenSolaris Service Management Facility FAQ.Christine is working on shipping her first product, built on Solaris 10 and Trusted Extensions. She has recently gone through First Customer Shipment (FCS) and finds the experience exhilarating and crushingly stressful at the same time, much like writing this book. She hopes to survive the support phase.Christine holds a BSE in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.

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Nicholas Solterhas worked at Sun Microsystems for more than eight years in the areas of highavailability and distributed systems. In his work on the Solaris Cluster product, he has imple-mented clustering support for core Solaris features such as Zones and SMF. He was the techni-cal lead in open sourcing the Solaris Cluster product and is currently leading the effort to runSolaris Cluster on the OpenSolaris distribution.In addition to his work at Sun, Nicholas has experience in the computer game industry atDigital Media International and Electronic Arts. He is also the lead author ofProfessional C++(Wrox) and has taught C++at the college level.Nicholas studied computer science at Stanford University, where he earned bachelor of science(with distinction) and master of science degrees, with a concentration in systems. When notworking, he enjoys spending time with his family, playing basketball, reading, and playing in theColorado snow (having been deprived of winters growing up in Southern California).Gerald Jelinekhas been an engineer at Sun Microsystems for a total of almost 20 years,although not contiguously. He currently works on the Zones virtualization subsystem in Open-Solaris. In the past, he has worked on a wide variety of projects, including system installation,JumpStart, printing, a variety of system administration tools, and the Solaris Volume Manager. Alittle-known fact is that he personally assembled the various project bits and burned the Solaris2.0 golden CD. In addition to Sun, Gerald has worked at several other companies.Gerald graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a B.S. in computer science,and from the University of Colorado with an M.S. in computer science. He and his wife, Sarah,spend most of their free time fixing up the 85-year-old house they recently moved into.David Minerhas been an engineer at Sun Microsystems for nearly two decades. He is presentlythe lead for the Caiman installer project and co-lead for the OpenSolaris distribution. Duringhis time at Sun he has worked primarily in the areas of system administration and networkingand has been a significant contributor to a variety of projects in both fields, including the Solarisadmintool and sysidtool, PC-NFS, the Solaris DHCP server and DHCP Manager managementtool, and the Service Management Facility (SMF). Prior to Sun, Dave worked at Prime Computeron TCP/IP networking.David graduated from Michigan State University with a B.S. (with honors) in computer science.In his spare time, Dave is an avid golfer and hoopster. He and his wife, Kris Corwin, are theadoptive parents of a small pack of retired racing greyhounds.

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