Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 13th Jun 2008 21:56 UTC
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris The Register has reviewed OpenSolaris, and concludes: "Sun has made good on its promise to deliver OpenSolaris, the company's Unix-based answer to Linux, with a company-supported, commercial update arriving in mid-May. Although far from a complete product, the latest OpenSolaris is impressive and in the long run could prove a viable alternative to Linux."
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Um, OK
by iskios on Fri 13th Jun 2008 22:27 UTC
iskios
Member since:
2005-07-06

So, we take Solaris, we plop Gnome on it, and make it look and feel just like Linux. Um, what's the point? Is the Open Source movement going to move beyond copying to actually creating a new way to use our computers?

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RE: Um, OK
by unoengborg on Sat 14th Jun 2008 01:36 in reply to "Um, OK"
unoengborg Member since:
2005-07-06

The point could be ZFS. Even if Sun changed the licensing so that it could be used in the Linux kernel, it really doesn't fit in Linux. It is sort of a mix of LVM and a normal filesystem, so I doubt the Linux kernel developers would include it in standard Linux.

Another point would be that competition gives both the Solaris and Linux teams an incentive to continue to improve their work.

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RE[2]: Um, OK
by Luminair on Sat 14th Jun 2008 02:51 in reply to "RE: Um, OK"
Luminair Member since:
2007-03-30

I doubt your doubt. ZFS is better than anything the Linux kernel has (and probably better than anything the opensolaris kernel has, too), and the Linux kernel people know it.

Not to suck on ZFS here, it isn't nearly perfect, but it is pretty good.

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RE[2]: Um, OK
by BallmerKnowsBest on Sat 14th Jun 2008 18:58 in reply to "RE: Um, OK"
BallmerKnowsBest Member since:
2008-06-02

Not to mention that the kernel developers also have a serious case of ANIHS (Acquired Not-Invented-Here Syndrome).

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RE: Um, OK
by Googol on Sat 14th Jun 2008 08:28 in reply to "Um, OK"
Googol Member since:
2006-11-24

And..? - Substitute Solaris with BSD. Is it good, it is bad..?!

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RE[2]: Um, OK
by dark child on Sat 14th Jun 2008 13:47 in reply to "RE: Um, OK"
dark child Member since:
2005-12-09

I personally would go with BSD at the moment. The hardware support is a lot better. I ran opensolaris on several systems and it didn't have drivers for my network card and sound cards. I didn't have this problem with FreeBSD 6.3 and 7.0.

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