Linked by David Adams on Wed 24th Sep 2008 22:44 UTC, submitted by snydeq
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y Linux Foundation Executive Director Jim Zemlin has said it is time for Solaris to simply move out of the way and yield the future to Linux. 'The future is Linux and Microsoft Windows. It is not Unix or Solaris,' he claims, contending that Sun's strength in long-lifecycle apps is giving way to Linux, as evidenced by the rise of Web apps, where Linux holds a decided advantage, Zemlin claims. With capabilities such as ZFS and DTrace, Sun is trying to compete based on minor features, he says. 'That's literally like noticing the view from a third-story building as it burns to the ground.'
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RE[2]: what about joyrent?
by lord-storm on Thu 25th Sep 2008 21:18 UTC in reply to "RE: what about joyrent?"
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ZFS was, and still is really, not ready and certainly not ready to be used as a cool new thing. While I won't pretend that there haven't been some annoying problems with things like Xen set ups, these have amounted to some reboots of guests.

Im not supprised that joyrent got bitten by a ZFS bug but they happen in all distributions remember the LG Burner bug that kills your burner as well as the new one that kills your intel network card? ZFS is a work in progress indeed file systems do not mature very quickly. I have a stable solaris system and it only took me 3 Years to get it. Sure you may think 3 years is a long time to wait for ZFS and other features to mature to a point where I am happy? Isnt those features worth it.

Solaris still isnt a desktop distro and will not be a contender for at least another 5-10 years. Look at how long it took linux to get from a similar state to where it is today.

I don't think you know what Samba actually does.

I have been integrating linux systems for the last 5 years. Pdbedit etc sometimes samba is a pain to use. The only really easy distro to deploy samba on is SUSE in my opinion not to start a flame war. Samba has great developers but SUN have one thing 100k Developers on its side as well as Microsoft which IS A GOOD THING. Integration with Microsoft painlessly is important.

Nice. Is that a problem with your hardware or a problem with the system you're running on? ;-)

At one stage it was Solaris 10 but that was the buggy IDE controller driver that didn't like my Segate ES Drive. I know for a fact that the two RANK's of ram are slightly under specification of DDR2 667 CPUZ Proven(Transend RAM) Maybe the drivers for the memory could be improved who knows im not a developer.

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