Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 29th Mar 2013 23:45 UTC
Linux "Today the ZFS on Linux project reached an important milestone with the official 0.6.1 release! Over two years of use by real users has convinced us ZoL is ready for wide scale deployment on everything from desktops to super computers."
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Lennie
Member since:
2007-09-22

Chained, is a bit to strong, it just makes life easier if the system you know already does everything else you need it to.

For example where I work we have both Debian and OpenBSD for some firewall tasks.

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Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

Chained, is a bit to strong, it just makes life easier if the system you know already does everything else you need it to.


Except my whole point was about how I'd rather run FreeBSD on a file server because Linux CoW file systems are pretty naff in comparison to ZFS; which is the complete opposite of your point about Linux doing everything.

But even that aside, your comment implies that other *nix's don't do everything a sys admin would need them to, which clearly isn't a fair statement. Most of the time it's lack of experience on a platform that leads users into thinking that said platform cannot do a specific task.

Quite frankly, I get a little fed up with just how single minded some within the Linux community are. I mean, I do like Linux, it's a great platform. But it's not the only great *nix platform. Though I guess this is the same grievances the engineers at Sun had and why they pushed for CDDL to be incompatible with GPL.

Edited 2013-03-30 22:22 UTC

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Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

The license wasn't an engineers choice.

To give you an idea of what the engineers were thinking, here is a video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zRN7XLCRhc

The video is kinda funny, but the reality of it is just sad.

What the Sun developers created was awesome, but to be honest I think most people think OpenSolaris, euh Illumos is dead or gonna die so people are afraid to invest their time in it or bet the business on.

But this is a bit of strange discussion to have, I've only had these discussions about Windows in the past ;-)

Edited 2013-03-30 22:52 UTC

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