Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 13th May 2005 07:20 UTC
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris Sun Microsystems has delayed the release of two major features the company has trumpeted as reasons to try its latest version of the Solaris operating system. Eric Schrock, a Solaris kernel programmer, said on his blog in April that he's "completely redesigning the ZFS commands from the ground up" after finding some deficiencies.
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by Anonymous on Fri 13th May 2005 17:57 UTC

"Hmmm" claimed Sun didn't allow benchmarks.

You corrected him, sort of, by pointing out that
Sun didn't allow you to _publish_ benchmarks.

That's the disingenious part. You are right, but
only on a technicality.

Nevertheless, I started contact with you on an inflammatory note, and for that I am sorry.

You see, I *want* people to be able to publish benchmarks
comparing Solaris to Linux to *BSD.

I want to read those benchmarks. I can't perform valid benchmarks myself - I haven't the skill or the hardware.

So I have to trust others, and frankly, I don't trust Sun.
I very much doubt Sun will be anywhere near as shameless as Microsoft, but I won't trust any benchmarks -from any company or organization - that prevents (hopefully unbiased) organizations or individuals from publishing their own benchmarks.

Seriously now - and this applies to everybody who bothers to read this post - wouldn't you *much* rather see benchmarks from somebody who is as disinterested as possible, rather than someone who stands to gain directly from having one product look as good as possible?