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[6]: Comment by OddFox
by diegocg on Mon 20th Jul 2009 22:20 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by OddFox"
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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?

Single or multiple, what matters? You need to cut your storage pool space to the half to duplicate all the data needed to self-heal...(not for metadata, obviously, since metadata gets duplicated 2/3 times even on a single disk with no data replication). Good luck convincing desktop users that they need to lose all that space...

Edited 2009-07-20 22:22 UTC

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