Linked by John Finigan on Mon 21st Apr 2008 19:00 UTC
Oracle and SUN When it comes to dealing with storage, Solaris 10 provides admins with more choices than any other operating system. Right out of the box, it offers two filesystems, two volume managers, an iscsi target and initiator, and, naturally, an NFS server. Add a couple of Sun packages and you have volume replication, a cluster filesystem, and a hierarchical storage manager. Trust your data to the still-in-development features found in OpenSolaris, and you can have a fibre channel target and an in-kernel CIFS server, among other things. True, some of these features can be found in any enterprise-ready UNIX OS. But Solaris 10 integrates all of them into one well-tested package. Editor's note: This is the first of our published submissions for the 2008 Article Contest.
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RE[5]: Note to future contestants
by jwwf on Tue 22nd Apr 2008 19:16 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Note to future contestants"
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I figure that with popularity comes envy of that popularity. And with that comes potshots. Ask any celebrity. As Morrissey sings, "We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful".

It's probably best to simply expect potshots to be taken at Linux and Linux users and accept them with good grace. Politely pointing out the potshots is good form. Drawing them out into long flame-threads (as has not yet happened here) is annoying to others and is thus counterproductive. It just attracts more potshots.

Certainly this happens. On the other hand, who would be better than a celebrity to demonstrate the "because I am successful, I must be brilliant" fallacy we mere mortals are susceptible to. I think we would both agree that the situation is complicated.

Myself, I believe that a little bias can be enjoyable in a tech article, if it is explicit. It helps me understand the context of the situation--computing being as much about people as software.

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