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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mmmm... benchmarks
by Jeffrey Boulier on Wed 21st Jan 2004 03:20 UTC

I'd think it awfully spiffy if you were able to compare benchmarks between some of the different operating systems - prog.c compiled and running on Solaris vs. compiled and running on NetBSD vs. compiled on Solaris but running on NetBSD (I vaguely recall this as possible, but haven't run anything on SPARC except for old-fashioned SunOS).

I've got to say this is inspirational. I eagerly await your next update!

Yours truly,
Jeffrey Boulier