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Re: "The future of NetBSD" by Charles M. Hannum

From: "Martin P. Hellwig" <mhellwig@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 01 Sep 2006 18:33:56 +0200

Jonathon McKitrick wrote:
On Thu, Aug 31, 2006 at 09:58:59AM -0700, Matthew Dillon wrote:
:     that 75% of the interest in our project has nothing to do with my
:     project goals but instead are directly associated with work being done
:     by our relatively small community.  I truely appreciate that effort
:     because it allows me to focus on the part that is most near and dear
:     to my own heart.

Big question: after all the work that will go into the clustering, other than
scientific research, what will the average user be able to use such advanced
capability for?

Jonathon McKitrick
My other computer is your Windows box.

Well, I for one would be thrilled if my high-availability is just as simple as putting another box on my cluster somewhere else on the internet, backups get easy with snapshots like implemented in ZFS.
It's a real peace of mind to know that a box is expected to fail at some point and I know that I don't need to figure out what went wrong, I just tell that administrator across the ocean to put another box in that cluster and remove the bad one when he has the time to do it.

No more 24h administration, no more emergency calls because of bad hardware, I finally can do the more important stuff in my job, like drinking coffee, socializing with that cute secretary, recreating solutions that is just perfect for a problem I'll never get.
Or porting that platform independent python program that some brain dead has found a way to make it exclusive linux.

my € 0,02


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