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: Sad thread
by hmmm on Sat 14th May 2005 16:45 UTC

idiots who state that Linux is superior to Solaris because it has more drivers, and then it turns out that those claims are false because Solaris has those drivers.

Where are the bcm4401 Solaris drivers?

idiots who criticize Solaris (Ipresume OpenSolaris?) because it is/will not be released under the GPL, while praising Linuxand BSD

At least I can get the source code to Linux and BSD. Let me know when you finally build your first OpenSolaris system from source.

idiots criticizing Sun for sticking with it's proprietary UNIX unlike IBM and HP, while everyone with a 1/4 of a brain knows that IBM and HP are sticking to their proprietary versions of UNIX (AIX and HP-UX), and have no intention to open source either of them anytime soon.

Neither IBM nor HP claimed they were going to open AIX or HPUX respectively. If Sun wants to remain proprietary you will hear no complaints from me. I thought, 2 years ago, it would have given them an advantage over Linux to open source Solaris with the GPL. But even if they do open the Solaris source code with the CDDL today it still won't make a difference. Its too late. It can't compete with the momentum of Linux. It takes years to build up a community like that, these things won't happen the day OpenSolaris is released. Even the BSDs have a hard time keeping up with Linux. No matter what Sun does at this point it won't affect the adoption or development of Linux. Even going so far as to GPL OpenSolaris today would have little effect.

But go ahead, call me an idiot.