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]: what about joyrent?
by segedunum on Thu 25th Sep 2008 22:53 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: what about joyrent?"
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Im not supprised that joyrent got bitten by a ZFS bug but they happen in all distributions remember the LG Burner bug that kills your burner as well as the new one that kills your intel network card? ZFS is a work in progress indeed file systems do not mature very quickly.

I'd rather it wasn't that experimental, and I wasn't going to be paying Joyent for a beta testing program for Sun.

There's a lot to like about ZFS, but Sun needs to improve a lot more around OpenSolaris for it to really be a differentiator for Sun.

Pdbedit etc sometimes samba is a pain to use. The only really easy distro to deploy samba on is SUSE in my opinion not to start a flame war.

Pdbedit is always a pain to use, but my point is that what Sun has integrated into Solaris is not Samba. Samba does an awful lot more than authenticate people.

Samba has great developers but SUN have one thing 100k Developers on its side as well as Microsoft which IS A GOOD THING. Integration with Microsoft painlessly is important.

Microsoft is not going to help Sun make Solaris a drop-in Active Directory server. Never going to happen. Sun will be better off contributing to, and integrating code from, Samba.

At one stage it was Solaris 10 but that was the buggy IDE controller driver that didn't like my Segate ES Drive.

Arghhhhhhhhh. Find out about and debugging Solaris's driver problems with ZFS. I really hope Sun gets a driver community around OpenSolaris and Solaris users get the driver quality they deserve, because this sort of thing has gone on for years.

Edited 2008-09-25 22:54 UTC

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