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FreeBSD Co-founder Jordan Hubbard Leaves Apple To Join iXsystems 58

New submitter transam writes "After a long stint at Apple doing all kinds of Unix-y goodness, Jordan Hubbard has moved onto iXsystems to lead engineering and development, including heading up the FreeNAS project. Apple's loss is their gain."
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FreeBSD Co-founder Jordan Hubbard Leaves Apple To Join iXsystems

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  • Grats (Score:5, Interesting)

    by m.dillon ( 147925 ) on Wednesday July 24, 2013 @06:35PM (#44375097) Homepage

    Should be nice taking a break from Apple's high-stress environment. IX, maybe do a few apps on the side... there ya go!


  • by CAIMLAS ( 41445 ) on Wednesday July 24, 2013 @11:59PM (#44377663) Homepage

    As someone who uses FreeNAS and who has many customers running it in high demand environments, I'm going to have to disagree with you.

    I've had no problem replacing the latest generation, $80k NetApps with comparable $20k redundant TrueNas systems from ixSystems and seeing massive gains in performance at the same time, so I'm really curious where you get "kludgy" and "broken", nevermind "bugs under the hood".

    Oh, upon further reading, it appears you really didn't understand what we're talking about here, so my apologies if I come off as an ass. We're talking about ix. You know, a vendor which has a branded version of FreeNAS called TrueNas, which they sell on their own hardware?

    FreeNAS runs just fine on pretty damn near anything "off the shelf" of decent quality. You know, pick pretty much any Supermicro board. (You're going to run into problems with shitty Broadcom et al based systems, but then you're an idiot, and are going to run into those problems with pretty much everything but Windows...)

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