Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 20th Jul 2009 19:16 UTC
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris The Linux desktop has come a long way. It's a fully usable, stable, and secure operating system that can be used quite easily by the masses. Not too long ago, Sun figured they could do the same by starting Project Indiana, which is supposed to deliver a complete distribution of OpenSolaris in a manner similar to GNU/Linux. After using the latest version for a while, I'm wondering: why?
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RE[5]: Comment by OddFox
by phoenix on Mon 20th Jul 2009 22:08 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by OddFox"
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No, checksumming is not "vital", specially considering that self-healing, which is the big deal about checksumming and detecting corruption, requires to downgrade the size of your hard drive to the half, and desktop users won't accept that.

Why would you have to cut your storage space in half in order to gain the benefits of self-healing and error detection? Or are you talking about single harddrive setups?

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