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Comment Re:Not for new users of FreeBSD (Score 2) 75 75

Sorry about that mistake. I'm not a FreeBSD expert, I'm someone who is setting up a FreeBSD file server, after 10 years of using Linux. So I'm in the market for a book like this, and of course it is largely useless to me, because of course I'm using ZFS. I was confused by the PC-BSD installer, which *does* default to ZFS.

Comment Not for new users of FreeBSD (Score 2) 75 75

Now that ZFS is the default operating system for new installs of FreeBSD 10.x, it sounds like this book documents a lot of hard won technical insights that have been made obsolete by ZFS. Why would I configure RAID 10 for UFS when ZFS provides superior data protection? And so on. It's probably useful for people who have parachuted in and now must maintain a legacy FreeBSD system. It doesn't sound particularly useful for someone who is migrating from Linux to FreeBSD right now, since this is all about how people *used* to configure FreeBSD storage.

Comment Re:LOL (Score 2) 438 438

And 15 years ago I bought a massive 2GB drive for $350.

Computer stuff gets cheaper over time. There's no reason the same won't be true for SSDs. At some point SSDs will be cheap enough that even if HDD are still 1/100th of the price, SSDs will still win because of all their other advantages.

Comment Mixed feelings (Score 3, Interesting) 97 97

Honestly, I really love the Starts With a Bang blog, and have been reading it for years.

But I do have to wonder why every single post is announced on /. these days.

We already have RSS, we subscribe, we know about it. By the time /. has caught up I've already read it, usually 24 hours ago.

Is /. getting a paid for these posts? Inquiring minds want to know.

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