Linked by Kroc Camen on Mon 29th Mar 2010 16:04 UTC
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris "Hot on the heals of Oracle's revamp of Solaris support, the licensing agreement for free downloads of Solaris 10 have changed. Here is the bit in question: "...Please remember, your right to use Solaris acquired as a download is limited to a trial of 90 days, unless you acquire a service contract for the downloaded Software". So far the OpenSolaris license has not changed, it's still CDDL."
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RE: and who uses Solaris ?
by Piranha on Mon 29th Mar 2010 17:26 UTC in reply to "and who uses Solaris ?"
Piranha
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2008-06-24

I do. For my fileserver/VM box.
ZFS
Dtrace (though haven't used yet)
Containers - runs both OpenSolaris and linux (little overhead). So easy to setup, and VERY powerful
ZFS - yep, twice
Very good Virtualbox support - it runs my VMs. Also allows for xVM(Xen) support - also in Linux
Crossbow Networking
Performance - yep, look at the latest OpenSolaris numbers compared to Linux AND FreeBSD..

Trying out both Linux and Freebsd for my fileserver, but I switched back immediately. I use Linux, OpenBSD, FreeBSD, and Windows on OTHER hardware, but for my fileserver and VM machine, I haven't found anything comparable to OpenSolaris.

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