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]: personal impressions...
by Kebabbert on Tue 21st Jul 2009 20:37 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: personal impressions..."
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I am not really trying to evangelize you. I am merely asking a question; have you ever seen the DTrace stuff being done earlier on any OS? No you havent. And wouldnt you find it useful, working as a developer?

Therefore I am asking. Because I dont really understand when you say that "OpenSolaris has nothing that Linux hasnt and OpenSolaris needs to distinguish it from Linux". I really dont understand your line of thought? ZFS is unique. DTrace is unique, just as you have read it can do unique things no other common OS has ever been able to do before in history. No OS. And you call DTrace "no distinguishing feature"? You are joking. You have never seen anything like DTrace before in your entire life. Never.

And for instance, when you say that SUN should target JavaFX for OpenSolaris first and SUN is being "dumb" not to do so. Why in earth should SUN target JavaFX for OpenSolaris? The majority of the Java developers work on Windows. In MY point of view, SUN would be dumb if they didnt target the greatest Java market: Windows. First, pick low hanging fruit, and then at last, release JavaFX for smaller OSes. That is sound business strategy and not dumb?

You know, I really dont understand how you think. But that is ok. If you believe ZFS and DTrace are not totally unique and revolutinizing, then it is good for you.

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