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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RE @mario
by Anonymouser on Sat 14th May 2005 13:59 UTC

"The next few months will be interesting to see what the response by IBM and HP is when OpenSolaris rolls out."

They won't know how to respond. OpenSolaris will be the best-of-breed open source operating system. It will allow ISVs and customers to better integrate and troubleshoot their products and projects. Hardware vendors will get a consistent and open API to write drivers to. It will allow hobbiests to learn how software backed by billions in R&D works. It will benefit from the fact that Sun isn't a fly-by-night Sourceforge project. It will remain consistent and documented under Sun's management. It will be the same operating system running the largest companies in the world. It largely renders AIX and HPUX obselete due to cost, especially teamed with Linux, which is also free.

Sun was working on OpenSolaris for quite a while before they announced it, giving them a few years head start, which strategically was a genius move against IBM and HP. It could even ultmately be the undoing of Microsoft, but that is a bigger target with a longer timeline.