Linked by David Adams on Fri 16th Jul 2010 19:44 UTC, submitted by sjvn
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris A Computerworld blog speculates that the open-source Unix distribution may live on, but Oracle won't be supporting it. At this point, "OpenSolaris' only real future is as a fork, which would not be easy to pull off. Still, with enough interest from developers it could be done. OpenSolaris is licensed under the GPLv3 CDDL and various other OSS licenses, so the base code is available."
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gnufreex
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2010-05-06

You fail to grasp that Oracle is only one investing in Solaris, while entire industry invests in Linux. No matter how much money Larry puts into Solaris, Linux will get more investment. Also Linux will get more users and more testing because it's free while Solaris is now trial-ware with huge pricetag.

That is because Solaris scales better, Solaris had 99% cpu utilization and Linux had 87%!


I wanna to see that test. I bet it is as credible as other links you posted.

Of course, any high end Unix is better than Linux in the Enterprise server halls. For instance, HP says the same thing about Linux and HP-UX: HP-UX is for highend and Linux is for lowend:
http://www.internetnews.com/dev-news/article.php/3809181/HP+Unix+Vi.....


You just linked HP advertising and you're acting like its credible source. Also, you obviously don't know what "High End" means to those companies. It means very expensive product. It doesn't mean the best in the world. HP is normally advertising their stuff as high end, but PHUX is medioce OS at best, in terms of features. And it runs on crappy hardware.

Without OpenSolaris, there will be no Solaris 11.


Without OpenAIX, there will be no AIX 7... oh wait... LMAO...



Please, dont mention Systemtap. It is just a DTrace wannabe. And it is a bad copy. Here we see that even Linux developers think that Systemtap is "crap":
http://blogs.sun.com/ahl/entry/dtrace_knockoffs


LMAO... again. You linked Sun employee blog, where Sunshiner is bashing SystemTap. How's that helping your argument?

Truth is that SystemTap has some things which Sunshiners are envious about.

In the BTRFS mail lists, the developers have discussed the bad code in BTRFS. Havent you seen it?


You know, in open source world people talk about software they are developing. They talk about it's flaws freely. Reason why you don't hear about that in ZFS is because ZFS is developed in proprietary manner. Behind closed doors. They just dump the code when it's done, and tell you it's perfect. So you repeat that here in attempt to get everyone drink your kool-aid. If you really think Solaris is so perfect, then I overestimated your IQ.

But just for fun, I would see the link where "BTRFS has bad code". It is probably another Sunshiner. BTRFS blows the doors of ZFS. Get over it.

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