Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 20th Jul 2009 19:16 UTC
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris The Linux desktop has come a long way. It's a fully usable, stable, and secure operating system that can be used quite easily by the masses. Not too long ago, Sun figured they could do the same by starting Project Indiana, which is supposed to deliver a complete distribution of OpenSolaris in a manner similar to GNU/Linux. After using the latest version for a while, I'm wondering: why?
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RE[4]: Comment by OddFox
by OddFox on Mon 20th Jul 2009 22:03 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by OddFox"
OddFox
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2005-10-05

Checksumming of your data is vital. Ever had data corruption? Is your data still ok? how do you know there is no silent corruption? In that case you really want to know which files are broken and which are not.

Compression, pooled storage, snapshots and encryption(?) are nice, but not a must have for the average poweruser.


All of these features are great things that I would love to toy around with, but you said it, not even your average power user is going to make much of a deal about them. Will be very nice once btrfs matures a little bit more and I can play with such features more easily in an environment that I am comfortable with.

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