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Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris Pavel Heimlich has announced the release of an updated version of Korona 4.4.3: "Korona is the live DVD adding KDE4 packages on top of OpenSolaris. It is intended to be the showcase of the current state of the kde-solaris project, definitely not a distribution for any serious use."
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vermaden
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2006-11-18

* FreeBSD's ZFS support was still only classed as "experimental" plus there seemed to be little in the way of virtulisation solutions for AMD64 (if I'm wrong about these points, please correct me)
* and Linux (ZFS-FUSE) did little to reassure me either.


ZFS in FreeBSD 8.0-RELEASE (v13) is marked as production ready, and on amd64 does not require any additional tuning with 2GB or more RAM. You may of course use i386, but kernel recompile can be required to increase some kernel memory limits, besides that a lot of people reported that it works flawlessly now.

Even more ZFS 'upgrades/updates' has been added to, what it will be 8.1-RELEASE (will be released somewhere in July).

I use ZFS on my FreeBSD box without any issues or panics, uptime very healthy, system reboots only when I tell him to do so.

Current version in 8-STABLE/9-CURRENT tree is ZFS v14, but there were already some works on side source tree to have deduplication working with ZFS v24 on FreeBSD 9-CURRENT, here:
http://freebsd.org/news/status/report-2010-01-2010-03.html#ZFS

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Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

Sounds good.

Any ideas on FreeBSD as a VirtualBox or VMWare host?
I can't seem to find any recent news and FreeBSD isn't listed in their respective download pages. (unless I've missed the obvious?)

I know there's always Xen, but I never got along with it ;)

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vermaden Member since:
2006-11-18

Any ideas on FreeBSD as a VirtualBox or VMWare host?
I can't seem to find any recent news and FreeBSD isn't listed in their respective download pages. (unless I've missed the obvious?)

I know there's always Xen, but I never got along with it ;)


I personally also run VirtualBox on the same FreeBSD, currently, as I keep to RELEASE, I use older 3.0.5x one, its very stable and fast at the same time, but current port for VirtualBox on FreeBSD is 3.1.8 while it will be updated to 3.2.0 some short time after it will be released: http://freshports.org/emulators/virtualbox-ose/

I run about several VMs, Linux and WindowsXP mostly on that FreeBSD, well, everything wirks as desired, including easy 'no-brain' usage of network bridging andof course Guest Additions, but dunno if that is the answer You expected, if You have some more technical questions, then fell free to ask more.

As for VMware on FreeBSD, it actually does not exist any more, VMware 3.0 in ports is so outdated and abandonned that it propably do not even work and it was not working with SMP systems anyway, so VirtualBox is definitely the way to go on FreeBSD for virtualization.

As for Xen, dom0 will propably be ready for 9.0-RELEASE (beginnig of 2012), but domU is available now to use, check this for more info on FreeBSD as domU: http://forums.freebsd.org/showthread.php?t=10268

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