If you want the features of Solaris, then just use Solaris!

Sun’s Solaris operating system has numerous useful features that really aren’t found in other OSes, including Linux. Every so often I hear a Linux user say, “I’d love to be able to use that feature of Solaris!” One example is in this Slashdot comment, where the poster wishes that there was a ZFS-like filesystem for [...]

Why subject yourself to the pain of Windows Vista?

There is currently an article at Yahoo! News that takes a look back on how the market has so far reacted to Microsoft’s Windows Vista. It covers a lot of the problems that many people have experienced when using Vista. And after reading the article, I find myself asking a pretty important question: Why would [...]

ZFS is where it’ll be. So we should start learning now.

Sun’s ZFS is truly a remarkable filesystem. A while back I had read that it was going to be integrated with FreeBSD. And apparently that integration of ZFS into FreeBSD is now essentially complete. I was also reading some time ago that a port of ZFS to DragonFly BSD was being considered. So with Solaris [...]

Those are not convincing reasons to use Windows Vista.

Today I was pointed to an article giving 10 reasons to use Windows Vista by a topic over at OSNews. I have read the reasons, and they may very well be factual. My opposition of them mostly derives from the fact that the capabilities listed are nothing new or special. Many of them have been [...]