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Linux "Today the ZFS on Linux project reached an important milestone with the official 0.6.1 release! Over two years of use by real users has convinced us ZoL is ready for wide scale deployment on everything from desktops to super computers."
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My point is, Linux is what Windows was, it is where the applications are being developed.

That comparison doesn't really work because we're not talking about desktop application support and your point is moot regarding servers because UNIX has always had a strong presence in the enterprise market even with Microsoft's best attempts to capture a monopoly there as well.

I know Linux is just trying to implement everything the OpenSolaris-based systems already had for years:

ZFS - btrfs
Zones - LXC, SELinux, SecComp2, usernamespaces, cgroups, etc.
DTrace - System Tap, etc.

That's slightly contradictory to your earlier statement because now you're admitting that UNIX already has a great deal of the applications that are still under development for Linux. So by my logic, it makes more sense to run a platform with mature software than one which is still under beta testing.

I don't think we're ever going to agree on this though. I not saying we should never run Linux nor that Solaris / FreeBSD is better than Linux (to argue that one is better than the other is just dumb in my opinion as they're all solid systems with their own respective strengths and weaknesses). My point was that it's dumb to pick a substandard file system for a file server just because it's the only one of that type available for that OS. It makes more sense to use a different OS to enable you to administrate a better file system. So while I have no personal issue with Linux (I run it on a great number of servers and desktops both professionally and personally), I'm not going to limit my options because I'm too lazy to learn another POSIX OS.

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