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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RE: Um, OK
by unoengborg on Sat 14th Jun 2008 01:36 UTC 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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