> Cool and nice, and I've seen, over more than ten years of working with servers, loads where Linuxes died and Solaris/OpenSolaris boxes just happily worked on what they were given.
So, would you be able to tell me one specific work load which falls over on a current linux kernel? You have seen 'loads', so it cannot be hard.
> What makes me wonder is, how all of comments in this thread I've seen look just like typical trolls.
Really? I am not sure which websites besides lwn you frequent, but this is not what I would consider trolling, especially 'all comments.'
> So you're happy with your Linux boxes. Cool, I'm happy with my Linux boxes too. But I'm also very happy with my illumos boxes.
Well, nothing wrong with that. If it works for you no one around here will tell you that you cannot use it.
> While Alasdair choose pretty poor way of putting it, he is right in many aspects.
Yep, I saw the discussion between him and various other Illumian people when it came about and I was surprised it took Alasdair this long to quit tbh.
> Also, while I believe Linux is going to have equivalent of DTrace one day, and of ZFS (and maybe even ports of them), I am using them right now, stable, fully productive,
See above: if it works for you: great. But you should be able to notice that despite ZFS and dtrace being open sourced in 2005 it has not really helped Solaris. And whatever technical advantage Solaris might have had it has shrunk by quite some margin since then.
> with no strings attached to Oracle whimsical view on community. Go figure.
Yeah, Oracle might not be a popular company in the ex-Sun community to put it mildly, but unlike Sun they understand that you have to make a profit to keep the lights on. Last I head they had about 500 people in the Solaris group and were hiring and it takes a lot of people to keep an OS relevant. So while many if not all of the ZFS and dtrace engineers quit when Oracle took over Sun that does not mean that they can sustain an OS.