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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@Jon Anderson
by David on Fri 13th May 2005 19:16 UTC

With engineering being engineering this has backfired a little bit. However, I can state categorically that ZFS and
the LAE DO exist.


I don't doubt that they do exist in some form, but there's a difference between that and releasing something. The LAE (Janus etc.) has simply been used as an obvious knee-jerk reaction to Linux, and Red Hat in particular, and that doesn't help. You've then got execs mouthing off stupidities about those things, and mark my words, the customers you want to attract and capture see that as stupidity.

You want to know the secret as to why Sun get a lot of vitriolic, intense and sometimes troll comments? Because you're an infuriating company; you cheese people off.

You've got (and have had more in the past) all the ingredients to be absolutely wildly successful. Linux is obviously a large stone in your shoe because you want to be protectionist with Solaris, and it shouldn't be. If you could rub two brain cells together you could be a much better Linux vendor then either Red Hat or Novell (no agreement with Microsoft necessary - quite the opposite). But I don't think you can because you just don't grok it.