Finding a New Fileserver OS: Step Three - Giving Up

Written 2009-04-07

Well, I didn't make it. I spent a while with OpenSolaris, which was the closest I've come to a non-linux posix I could love. Original Solaris is still a load of outdated software, and has the least user-friendly cli I've ever used. Nexenta is a half implemented joke. FreeBSD would never boot, and fuse doesn't support things like mmap.

So I'm back to linux Raid5/jfs. It's a little slow, but my data is all safe. In fact, I had a sata cable come loose recently, and it emailed me, and I plugged it in, no questions asked, a few minutes later the drive was done.