What are you mosting likely to perform with your OpenSolaris equipments?
I have a documents web server running OpenSolaris (mostly for ZFS, which I actually enjoy), yet given that Oracle has abandoned it, I'm beginning to think of what I'm mosting likely to perform with the OS on that particular equipment. Thinking you have an equipment similar to this and also you're in a comparable scenario, what are your strategies? Switching over to FreeBSD? Holding up to see if Illumos removes? Nexenta? I'm interested what other individuals are assuming on this.
I saw this transpiring 6 months earlier when I began having fun with ZFS. At the time, the next release of OpenSolaris was currently way past due, and also I had yet to be excited by the progression in between any kind of 2 launches I would certainly seen for many years I would certainly been seeing the task. It was clear to me that OpenSolaris had not been winning hearts and also minds, so by the time I began my ZFS journey, it was currently out of the running regarding I was worried.
I wound up selecting FreeBSD 8, for a number of factors :
Really, in fact free - as - in - beer. In contrast to the "free just if you require much less than 4 TB" come - available by Nexenta.
Actually, in fact free - as - in - liberty.
I discovered this lesson when transitioning from Novell (!) UnixWare to this new trendy point called Linux. I invested an unholy variety of hrs on Usenet saying with the UnixWare followers, attempting to encourage them that Linux was mosting likely to take control of the *ix globe. The UnixWare followers would certainly maintain mentioning this little benefit or that ; and also they were right, UnixWare did have some technological benefits at the time. They saw me surfing a wave behind their significant luxury yacht and also just saw the surf board, and also really did not understand that it would certainly take a tidal wave for me to be surfing that way out. A years later on, we're still skimming the splinters of their luxury yacht off the sea surface area.
I think the very same point will certainly take place to Solaris, one way or another. I have greater than simply SCO in mind when I make this forecast. Assume on the amount of various other low Unices have actually currently dropped and also just how embattled the continuing to be big deals-- AIX and also HP - UX-- currently are.
My only little worry below is that I'm not exactly sure that FreeBSD will not additionally wind up under the waves. Maybe that Linux+btrfs will certainly sooner or later take the ZFS benefit far from FreeBSD. Yet, if it does, you still have both liberties to draw on. Take into consideration the least preferred of the BSDs, NetBSD : also full marginalization isn't adequate to destroy an absolutely free OS.
It worked on equipment Nexenta would not. This is greater than simply a story, it's a representation of the reality that some OSes get even more vehicle driver assistance than others. If this is your only standard, certainly, you would certainly run Windows, not *ix of any kind of type. Given that it isn't, you need to ask just how much down the incline towards "absolutely rotten vehicle driver assistance" you'll permit on your own to glide. Windows > Linux > FreeBSD > Solaris, in the vehicle driver assistance location.