- Installs well on physical hardware (dual Pentium III) and VirtualBox under OS X (768 Mb RAM).
- Does not install well under vmware as vmware tools goes haywire.
- Eclipse 3.4.0 is available in the package system - whee! - but is not integrated in the menu - boo! - so you must run /usr/eclipse/eclipse manually and software updates are disabled, and no web browser setup. It is a start though :D
- ssh logins are enabled as part of the install.
So next is looking at whether dtrace can be useful from within Java combined with logging.