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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I have a ZFS based home server
by Troydm on Mon 20th Jul 2009 23:28 UTC
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I have a ZFS based home server for an year or so that acts like samba/afp/torrents/firefly/virtualbox/ipcam security system. without even single failure. The place I live has a frequent power failures. I've had different kinds of systems before. that were corrupted on each power failure. but with latest 2009.06 OpenSolaris I've had no problems so far. before I had Solaris 10 based on UFS which worked ok but then one day. filesystem was corrupted. So I gave OpenSolaris a shot. it was version 2008.05 as I remember. IPS problems and things like that. but overall was ok. 2008.10 delivered all the bugfixes I need for IPS to work correctly. and 2009.06 is rocksolid release. it's almost amazing. yes configuring such system was hard enough considering that I had to build much software from sources. but again when it's configured properly it just rocks. Some of you might say that I need UPS system to withstand power failures. but is there any UPS system that can backup home server for 30 minutes and sometimes even more? This system is power failure proven and is the best choice for a home server

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