Hey, I am not new to this site but I am a new registered user. I am an active member of the "Cobalt User Group". Im not sure what most of you are going to with your EOL servers, but I got some news a few months ago on CUG about a company called Netsolid who are a group of former Cobalt Networks employees starting a new company that will distribute and support their version of the RaQ550 and Qube3. I wrote an email to them and I got a decent reply and this is very promising for us Cobalt users. The Cobalt User Group also endorsed them and they will be posting a link to their site when they are up and running. What was even better, After talking to a guy named Dan over there, Their OpenCobalt software will install on any whitebox. I sent them a RaQ4 (at their request)and for nothing they upgraded the BIOS and installed the Blue Quartz RaQ550 on it, I paid the shipping. Blue Quartz is not even their software and I don't think the business is ready to open until May. Now , Im not sure if I should post that it was free, but it was really cool what they did for me. I have the Bquartz up and running and its running very good in a test environment. Any ways, I thought I would throw this info your way. Their site is ww.netsolid.net
Blue Quartz is working good for me thus far and their site is open.cobaltqube.org
P.S Anyone selling their RaQ4 I would be intrested possibly.
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Well, I do know that NetSolid will have their software not only install on our Cobalt hardware, Their RaQ550 and Qube 3 software will install most hardware platforms. They removed the Cobalt Linux OS and rebuilt the whole configuration engine from scratch. They will also be using both Redhat Enterprise and Ferdora for the OS. Another thing I found out is that their conf files are going to be written to in Tiers. Which means if your system gets hacked or corrupted for some reason, You can restore all of your data in increments of 24, 48, 72 and 96 hours. Kind of like Microsoft XP... And that makes me happy because I do not like OS Restoring!!!!
Blue Quartz which I am currently running is on the Redhat 9.0 OS. So - I think that the patches will come straight from the OS distributer and the GUI related patches will be released by Netsolid or the CUG.
Well, I contacted them (via e-mail) as well, but haven't received any response to my e-mail yet. So I don't know how serious they are (and who's behind Netsolid). As a former Cobalt employee myself I am very interested in this development.
Hmmm Taco, Not sure what the deal is there. I emailed NetSolid 3 times, One for Beta testing and twice for general Info on their project and I was emailed immediately. What email did you use? [email protected]
I have been in both phone and email contact with them on a few occasions. I have talked separately with a Dan, Larry, and 2 diffrent Jason's. I have no idea of their last names but I do know they seemed to be very knowledgeable.
Maybe they didn't like you back at Cobalt!!! Kidding.