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 Robert Escue on Sat 14th May 2005 13:41 UTC

Thank you! I went round and round with a troll over the very point of where's IBM and HP in open sourcing their operating systems. His argument was "where's the value for IBM", ignoring the obvious increased exposure could potentially bolster IBM's bottom line. Especially for those who think using a *nix product is "too hard". I could take somebody off the street and get them to admin an AIX machine using smit in a few minutes.

I think many of these people are burying their heads in the sand and ignoring commentary when anybody has the intestinal fortitude to mention the possibility that IBM and HP have alterior motives behind their support for "OSS". The next few months will be interesting to see what the response by IBM and HP is when OpenSolaris rolls out.

It will be interesting to see what response (if any) we get from these posts.