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  • #11
    Originally posted by Pawlerson View Post

    Yes! Slowlaris is dead, bloated cow, so they don't want anyone to benchmark it against enterprise class operating systems like Linux.
    I don't disagree, but this is Oracle... I think they'd ban independent benchmarking just on principle, because they're a bunch of bastards.

    They're the same people who do stuff like restricting the distribution of the database drivers for talking to an Oracle database... almost every other database, the drivers are open-sourced and available from standard package repos, but Oracle make you jump through hoops with license agreements. It's stupid – they should be making it as easy as possible for customers to use their over-priced database – but no, making developers miserable is what they do. Bastards...

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    • #12
      Cool, then just don't bencmark it

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      • #13
        Forbidding benchmarks is just a way to speed the death of Solaris. The only message people receive is, "We're afraid to reveal that we can't compete".

        Oracle can get away with that for their database because it's a market leader. But Solaris is in a steep decline, this just sticks another nail in the coffin.

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        • #14
          Is it OK for someone to provide benchmark instructions as long as the results are not disclosed to the public?

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          • #15
            Even if you only plan to run minesweeper and emacs, better to consult with a lawyer first. If you plan to install software and/or use it as a server you shoud hire your own legal team. Better safe than sorry!
            Next time you pass by a hobo or panhandler without stopping or see a tent tucked away near the river, remember it may be a former Oracle customer who violated a provision of a software license or agreement.

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            • #16
              I'm not really sure why Phoronix needs to report on Solaris, as it's only relevant to the big corporate dinosaurs still locked into it. Nobody in the modern world cares. Well, not unless they're going to a computer museum.
              linux addict, got the scars, the grey beard and the t-shirt.

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              • #17
                you do seem to care enough, not only did you check out the thread, you even posted in it

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