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OSNews, Generic OSes The Genode project has released version 11.11 of their OS framework, which allows the construction of spezialized operating systems out of building blocks including 8 different kernels, plenty of device drivers, and an increasing number of system services.
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RE: Really cool
by Laurence on Thu 1st Dec 2011 11:08 UTC in reply to "Really cool"
Laurence
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2007-03-26


SmartOS claims to give much higher performance than running bare metal. For instance, WinXP 32 bit only has access to 3.5GB RAM and can not use 10GBit Nic. But Solaris can use 16GB RAM as ZFS cache and use 10GBit NIC.

Yeah, but then who would run a 32bit copy of a 10 year old OS as their VM host? It's as pointless a comparison as comparing Win3.1 to OS X.

Anyhow, apples and oranges aside, SmartOS does look a great project, so I'm going to give this a test drive now. Thanks for the recommendation ;)

Edited 2011-12-01 11:09 UTC

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RE[2]: Really cool
by Kebabbert on Thu 1st Dec 2011 12:53 in reply to "RE: Really cool"
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2007-07-27

Yeah, but then who would run a 32bit copy of a 10 year old OS as their VM host? It's as pointless a comparison as comparing Win3.1 to OS X.

True. But consider other 32bit OSes, such as... latest Linux for instance.


Anyhow, apples and oranges aside, SmartOS does look a great project, so I'm going to give this a test drive now. Thanks for the recommendation ;)

Youre welcome. :o)

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RE[3]: Really cool
by Laurence on Thu 1st Dec 2011 14:15 in reply to "RE[2]: Really cool"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26


True. But consider other 32bit OSes, such as... latest Linux for instance.

It's still a pointless comparison as it's not comparing like for like.

It's a classic case of comparing two unrelated products to skew the statistics their favour.

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