Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 7th Oct 2009 22:34 UTC
Debian and its clones It's hard to turn a news item like this into a front page item, but I'm going to try anyway, because I think it's pretty cool news. As we all know, Debian supports a number of architectures as 'release architectures', but what some of you may not be aware of is that Debian also supports a number of kernels other than Linux. One of those, the FreeBSD kernel, has been promoted to release status, putting it on equal footing with the Linux variant.
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by Zifre on Wed 7th Oct 2009 22:38 UTC
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Maybe we will someday see ZFS on Ubuntu Server!

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by andy_js on Thu 8th Oct 2009 06:35 in reply to "ZFS"
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Take it you've not heard about Nexenta Core?

Its Ubuntu with an OpenSolaris kernel.

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by lydgate on Thu 8th Oct 2009 08:11 in reply to "RE: ZFS"
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How's it developing? A while ago I tried it but had enough problems that I went with OpenSolaris for my fileserver instead, despite being much more familiar with the Debian/Ubuntu userland.

In the past I had also tried ZFS on FreeBSD but found that it locked up. I've also heard of people using ZFS over fuse but this never appealed to me.

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by Laurence on Thu 8th Oct 2009 10:31 in reply to "RE: ZFS"
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Take it you've not heard about Nexenta Core? Its Ubuntu with an OpenSolaris kernel.

I run it and find it to be of Beta quality at best and the support they offer is abysmal.

That said, when it's behaving (which, to be fair, is the majorety of the time) it's a great OS.

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by Zifre on Thu 8th Oct 2009 23:20 in reply to "RE: ZFS"
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Hmm, I haven't seen Nexenta before. It does look nice, but I would greatly prefer seeing Ubuntu running on *BSD than Solaris.

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