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TrueNAS Scale vs SmartOS

neel

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Considering that Joyent's SmartOS is "converged", capable of running Linux containers (via binary translation) and has storage capabilities (maybe not as advanced), I don't understand what TrueNAS Scale brings to the table, other than the brand name and maybe FreeNAS tools?

Why not just put a TrueNAS GUI/framework on top of SmartOS and its pre-existing tools instead of making a Debian fork? FreeBSD (and TrueNAS Core/Enterprise) is more likely to benefit from Illumos code than Debian code (ZFS, DTrace, etc.).
 
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