Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 17th Sep 2013 22:04 UTC, submitted by garyd
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ZFS is the world's most advanced filesystem, in active development for over a decade. Recent development has continued in the open, and OpenZFS is the new formal name for this open community of developers, users, and companies improving, using, and building on ZFS. Founded by members of the Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, and illumos communities, including Matt Ahrens, one of the two original authors of ZFS, the OpenZFS community brings together over a hundred software developers from these platforms.

ZFS plays a major role in Solaris, of course, but beyond that, has it found other major homes? In fact, now that we're at it, how is Solaris doing anyway?

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RE: How is Solaris doing anyway?
by darknexus on Wed 18th Sep 2013 02:20 UTC in reply to "How is Solaris doing anyway?"
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Solaris has become completely irrelevant.

I wouldn't say that. I doubt anyone would consider deploying new Solaris systems unless they're already heavily invested in that infrastructure, but there are still a lot of Solaris servers in use for now. It's too bad Sun destroyed it though, it had a lot of things going for it. Ah well, at least there's FreeBSD which is just as stable and compatible and has a much more consistent userland.

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