Linked by David Adams on Wed 24th Sep 2008 22:44 UTC, submitted by snydeq
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y Linux Foundation Executive Director Jim Zemlin has said it is time for Solaris to simply move out of the way and yield the future to Linux. 'The future is Linux and Microsoft Windows. It is not Unix or Solaris,' he claims, contending that Sun's strength in long-lifecycle apps is giving way to Linux, as evidenced by the rise of Web apps, where Linux holds a decided advantage, Zemlin claims. With capabilities such as ZFS and DTrace, Sun is trying to compete based on minor features, he says. 'That's literally like noticing the view from a third-story building as it burns to the ground.'
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RE[3]: Offensive
by lord-storm on Thu 25th Sep 2008 06:59 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Offensive"
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I'll pick ZFS as an example to challenge. It's a memory hog. It's a CPU hog. It has no place on any of the machines in my house, which all run ext3 reliably and nicely. Where might it be useful?

You don't happen to be running ZFS with FUSE so it runs in user land are you? Perhaps if Linux wasn't so antagonistic to anything none-GPL then perhaps they could include it in the kernel. Performance would increase dramatically.

ZFS is awesome for data centers, file repositories and server farms. It provides redundancy and load balancing with absolute ease.

No he is running solaris maybe on a old system maybe 32bit? Oh thats right SUN has had 64bit for the last ten years... So maybe old code isnt that great ZFS shouldnt work in 32bit in my opinion it should probably be run on 128bit procs that haven't been developed yet (since its a 128bit filesystem)

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