WWDC prediction – hey, all the kids are doing it.
Solaris, Open Solaris.
Under Mac OS X. Briefly:
- xnu/mach is really slow. Linux blows away OSX when threads are concerned. Solaris doesn’t have this problem
- ZFS: Sun already announced that OSX will default to ZFS as its filesystem.
- This is a Solaris technology.
- Tested code is essential.
- Steve Jobs doesn’t let anybody else give away the biggies. Just ZFS is therefore a minor part of the announcement.
- DTrace: Looking on the ADC site, there are WWDC sessions on DTrace, another Solaris techonology
- Nexenta is Ubuntu on OpenSolaris – proof that you can skin a kernel
- OpenSolaris to go GPL3. Jonathan Schwartz has said as much, assuming he likes the final license
- Here is a picture from the WWDC lobby. A Sun is behind OSX. Game, set, match.