I'm really not that big of a gamer, although yes i am a desktop user. My point was just to point out some of the things that Linux developers are doing, after you claimed they couldn't do anything at all. I guess what you really meant was, they don't do anything at all "that you care about" while ignoring all the other stuff that you don't care about. I suppose that must have been what your point above was about as well.I bet you think the best OS is the one who gets highest FPS in Crysis? Desktop user.
Ok, I really don't know what IBM and those mainframes did back in the day - i know they had a lot more hardware support that newer x86 chips are just beginning to get. But I'm pretty sure Solaris doesn't have a KVM like feature, or Sun wouldn't have invested in VirtualBox.Maybe if you talk about Linux kernel. But other Unix have had similar functionality for a long time.
DTrace is much more helpful to system administrators than to developers. And I'll admit it's a useful tool, although i find it hard to believe no one had ever come up with a tracing/stats framework that could be used before that. DTrace just made it much more in-depth and useful.DTrace is totally unique. Nothing comes close. DTrace is revolutionizing unique. It is just not "more polished" - which shows you are not a developer.
Supposedly, sure. But i've seen plenty of stories online about people losing data on ZFS. It's not some magic bullet that automatically takes care of everything, like every other FS it had teething problems before it matured. And I don't view adding checksums very revolutionary, honestly. It's a fairly obvious evolutionary change that would have come about no matter who came up with it first.ZFS offers data safety, which no other common filesystem has ever offered before. Read my long post above.
Pretty much.Look, if you think Solaris tech is just slightly more polished than the Linux copies - then I understand your view point.
Like what? As you said, Linux is providing (poor, in your mind) copies of DTrace/ZFS through SystemTap and Btrfs.But that is not the case. Solaris offers completely new unique stuff no one has ever offered before.
They've done some nice stuff. I just take exception to the way you claim that they're the only ones who have ever done that. Linux guys come out with nice stuff as well.They revolutionize everything.
Of course not. Just 99.9% of them, as i said. Most.So all Linux bugs that Linux kernel devs talk about, are in the drivers? Jesus. You have not heard about, for instance, when Linux overcommits RAM by default?
Which as i said is taken out of context and therefore FUD. This has been proven many times in previous FUD-wars, because it always comes up.I am refering to when Linus T said that "Linux is bloated". That is proof enough.
Yes, you are, as proven by the way you are using that Linus Torvalds bloated quote.I am not trolling.
And i never said Solaris was bad either. In fact it does a lot of stuff well, and I'd probably agree that if you don't mind spending the money that Solaris is probably better for a high end server. I'm just saying some of the stuff you are posting is ridiculously biased.Look, I am not saying Linux is bad per se, it is actually a good OS. But in comparison with Mainframes, OpenVMS, high end Enterprise Unix, it is bad. But it is catching up. In the future, maybe Linux will catch up.
While conveniently leaving out all their quotes that Solaris is even worse, and that Linux doesn't have anything to learn from it. Seriously, you're cherry picking quotes and twisting their meaning more than the average politician does.Then I will stop quoting Linux kernel devs that say that Linux code quality is bad, is bloated, etc. I just quote them. I do not make things up. I can show links if you wish.