[rescue] [geeks] Solaris being discontinued? Linux as alternative

Patrick Giagnocavo patrick at zill.net
Mon Dec 5 00:34:52 CST 2016

You can get Linux with ZFS, however I don't think it is quite as high-performance as on Solaris; but it does work.

I think I have been running ZFS on Linux for about 3 years now with certain servers I have.



----- Original Message -----
From: "Jonathan Groll" <lists at groll.co.za>
To: "The Rescue List" <rescue at sunhelp.org>
Sent: Sunday, December 4, 2016 11:35:43 PM GMT -07:00 US/Canada Mountain
Subject: Re: [rescue] [geeks] Solaris being discontinued? Linux as alternative

On Sat, 3 Dec 2016 09:45:40 +0000, David Brownlee <abs at absd.org> wrote:

> On 2 Dec 2016 2:03 a.m., "Christopher Robinson" <
> chrisrobinson at rocketmail.com> wrote:
> As far as Solaris goes, i have been looking around for a good upgrade
> fromOpenSolars. The best i have found is Gentoo Linux, which unfortunately
> hasno installer and needs an entire day to install. Im a considering
> OpenIndianaHipster. Any thoughts about that?
> If you liked Solaris then any of the Illumos derivatives are the
> continuation of the heritage :) I've heard good things about OmniOS too.
> Certainly they're all a lot easier to get current opensource apps for than
> Solaris ( https://pkgsrc.joyent.com/install-on-illumos/ )!
> If your playing with Linux I'd suggest starting with Ubuntu to have
> something which should install and get running quickly, then look at other
> distributions later.

The big elephant in the room when considering Linux as an alternative
to Solaris is ZFS, wouldn't you say?

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