[TUHS] UNIX of choice these days?

Brad Spencer brad at anduin.eldar.org
Thu Sep 21 04:33:16 AEST 2017


Arthur Krewat <krewat at kilonet.net> writes:

> On 9/20/2017 1:53 PM, Henry Bent wrote:
>> On 20 September 2017 at 12:58, Arthur Krewat <krewat at kilonet.net 
>> <mailto:krewat at kilonet.net>> wrote:
>>
>>     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 
> NUMA support.


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.




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