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: Comment by OddFox
by glynnfoster on Tue 21st Jul 2009 15:57 UTC in reply to "Comment by OddFox"
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I disagree with your suggestion that the average user doesn't care about ZFS. That might be true for the awareness of what their filesystem is actually called (just like ext3, btrfs, ...), but they're definitely aware of the features it provides. Being able to take regular snapshots of their data is *incredibly* useful - if you don't think so, you've obviously not accidently lost some data. At some point in the future we'll also be able to provide encryption support at the file system level.

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