On 9/20/2017 1:53 PM, Henry Bent wrote:
On 20 September 2017 at 12:58, Arthur Krewat
A note on the PC hardware front:
How do you feel about the fact that Solaris is essentially EOL now?
I'm sure it will be reasonable to run for another year or two, but
where will you go after that?
Don't make me cry in my coffee :(
Personally, I'll either run with it for as long as I can and deal with
it, and hope that Oracle at least releases the last ZFS so it can be
incorporated somewhere, or go back to FreeBSD which I used to run before
Solaris X86 was available to me as Solaris 7, and use the earlier
version of ZFS.
Professionally, there's only Linux now - I'll use Oracle Linux for
servers with Oracle products on them, but even then, I'm not liking the
No need to cry.. at Dayjob we run Joyent SmartOS, which is Solaris done
by a bunch of former Sun folks. Oracle need not apply.. There is a
private cloud infrastructure running a very large e-commerce site on it.
You may want to look into SmartOS or OmniOS if you want more of a
desktop experience. Patches and pretty good support.... all around.
At Not Dayjob, it is all NetBSD. Some i386/amd64 bare metal, lots of
Xen and some arm since 1993 or so.
Brad Spencer - brad(a)anduin.eldar.org - KC8VKS