Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 26th Feb 2008 20:59 UTC, submitted by Oliver
FreeBSD "FreeBSD is back to its incredible performance and now can take advantage of multi-core/CPUs systems very well... So well that some benchmarks on both Intel and AMD systems showed release 7.0 being faster than Linux 2.6 when running PostreSQL or MySQL. Federico Biancuzzi interviewed two dozen developers to discuss all the cool details of FreeBSD 7.0: networking and SMP performance, SCTP support, the new IPSEC stack, virtualization, monitoring frameworks, ports, storage limits and a new journaling facility, what changed in the accounting file format, jemalloc(), ULE, and more."
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Trying out ZFS
by Weeman on Wed 27th Feb 2008 18:20 UTC
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If you want to try out ZFS, use the Solaris Express builds, either Developer or Community editions, depending how bleeding edge you want be.

And Solaris isn't so backwards, slowlaris and what not like a lot of folks want to make you think.

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