Linked by Tony Bourke on Wed 21st Jan 2004 02:41 UTC
Oracle and SUN A few weeks ago, I stubbed my toe on my old Sun Ultra 5 as it sat there lifeless and unused in my apartment. Once my primary desktop, the envy of my geek friends, and a way to woo the ladies, its glory days have long since passed. As much as I would like to let it live out its days looking sexy and taking up space, I live on the island of Manhattan, where space is a premium. Since I can't charge it rent, I decided I'd better use it or lose it. But what to use it for? What operating system would I run on it? Solaris? What about Linux? FreeBSD? NetBSD? OpenBSD? They all run on the SPARC platform, so I thought why not do a quick review.
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debian sid + kernel 2.6
by Otto Solares on Wed 21st Jan 2004 03:17 UTC

The author should benchmark debian sid as is much faster than woody. In fact much faster than solaris in my observations. Yea is a good idea to benchmark it with kernel 2.6.

I am happy with sparcs they are truly stable hardware. I ran 5 ultrasparcs, 4 with both sid and 2.6, they are truly stable. Well, in my opinion 2.6 is more stable than 2.4, just my opinion...