Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 26th Mar 2009 17:07 UTC, submitted by Anil Gulecha
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris ZFS and unbreakable upgrades were introduced in an earlier article. XercesTech has written a detailed article on how apt-get and zfs join forces to provide a worry-free upgrade experience. "While some operating systems provide the ability to roll back changes, they usually require significant time, or an experienced user with some external repair tools. The goal here is to be instant, if something goes wrong with an upgrade, it should be possible to boot into the old system without running any terminal commands, booting any rescue system or installation disc, or otherwise manually rolling things back."
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RE: Comment by Laurence
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Thu 26th Mar 2009 20:48 UTC in reply to "Comment by Laurence"
Bill Shooter of Bul
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2006-07-14

I had it installed for a period of time as well. Its sort of tough to love. Yes the zfs and all the solaris goodies are there, but there aren't many packages available for desktop use.

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RE[2]: Comment by Laurence
by Laurence on Fri 27th Mar 2009 00:17 in reply to "RE: Comment by Laurence"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

I had it installed for a period of time as well. Its sort of tough to love. Yes the zfs and all the solaris goodies are there, but there aren't many packages available for desktop use.

That would be because it's not targetted for desktop use.
If you want desktop Solaris then you'd be better off with OpenSolaris.

Failing that, there's also FreeBSD - which supports ZFS and has 'jails' (FreeBSD's equivelent to Solaris Zones) as well as an already proven track record of success on the desktop.
No apt-get though, but the ports system is as good as it is different from Debian.

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Yeah, but I want Zfs + gnu toolchain + gui.

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