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Oracle and SUN When it comes to dealing with storage, Solaris 10 provides admins with more choices than any other operating system. Right out of the box, it offers two filesystems, two volume managers, an iscsi target and initiator, and, naturally, an NFS server. Add a couple of Sun packages and you have volume replication, a cluster filesystem, and a hierarchical storage manager. Trust your data to the still-in-development features found in OpenSolaris, and you can have a fibre channel target and an in-kernel CIFS server, among other things. True, some of these features can be found in any enterprise-ready UNIX OS. But Solaris 10 integrates all of them into one well-tested package. Editor's note: This is the first of our published submissions for the 2008 Article Contest.
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by jwwf on Tue 22nd Apr 2008 18:00 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Note to future contestants"
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"Both of those quoted sentences are factual...

Let's not confuse facts with speculation.

You wrote: "It has also gotten some derision from Linux folks who are accustomed to getting that hype themselves."

In interpretive writing, you can establish that "[ZFS] has gotten some derision from Linux folks" by providing citations (which you did not provide, actually).

But appending "... who are accustomed to getting that hype themselves" is tacky and presumptuous. Do you have references to demonstrate that Linux advocates deride ZFS specifically because they are not "getting hype"? If not, this is pure speculation on your part. So don't pretend it is fact.

Moreover, referring to "Linux folks" in this context is to make a blanket generalization.

+1. The author of this article is clearly a tacky, presumptuous speculator, short on references and long on partisanship.

Seriously, I know I shouldn't reply here, but in the light of the above revelation, I will. It is extremely silly to turn this into some semantic argument on whether I can find documentation on what is in someone's heart. If I could find just two 'folks' who like linux and resent non-linux hype relating to ZFS, it would make my statement technically a fact. Are you willing to bet that these two people don't exist?

Yet, would this change anything? No, it would be complete foolishness. Having spent my time in academia, I am tired of this kind of sophistry of "demonstrating facts". I read, try things, form opinions, write about it. You have the same opportunity.

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