I’ve tried to pick up on subtle hints from Wil Shipley’s blog and other public comments about the release date for Delicious Library 2 in the past, without much success. It turned out to be a false alarm, because Delicious Monster was handing out coupons for DL2 last year, not the finished product.
This time, I feel a little more confident. This tweet seems pretty definitive that, in fact, DL2 is done.
I hope that Peter Gabriel is still excited about saving $60 in upgrade fees after a year has gone by waiting to use those coupons.
I suppose this could be tagged “obvious” but I thought I’d warm up a bit with a simple post about where to find Solaris 10 for download. Believe it or not, you can go find the official site at www.solaris.com and there are prominent “Get It Now!” and “downloads” links on the front page that will take you to the options for downloading Solaris or purchasing a media kit.
Registration is required to download solaris, but then you are presented with a simple page to download the DVD of Solaris x86. If you have a Windows box, there is an option to download a compressed DVD image in a self-extracting executable. This is by far the simplest method, although you do have to be patient in waiting for the download and the extraction. There is also a multi-segment download that you can use on just about any platform to build the ISO file and then burn it to a DVD.
Once on DVD, you can boot from the disc and proceed with installing Solaris 10 on your box.
The official Gmail blog has posted some “Tips for importing old mail to Gmail” which focus on how to use the feature to fetch email from another POP3 account. This is useful if you still have your old email stored on the server in your POP3 account. Of course, if you downloaded your email to Outlook, Thunderbird, Entourage, Mail.app or some other client already, you’ll be better off to use IMAP access to upload your archived email to an IMAP folder.
I enabled IMAP access for my account and uploaded thousands of archived messages to Gmail going back more than 10 years. I love the ability to search all my old email with Google. It’s actually faster than using a local client, and it’s accessible from anywhere.