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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Really looking forward to the rest of his articles
by t.covenant on Wed 21st Jan 2004 04:23 UTC

as this was something I wanted to do a couple of years ago.
I had access to some castoff Ultra 5s, an Ultra 60 and an Enterprise 250 that wasn't being used much as the company was in a tailspin.
While I'd installed Linux on the Ultra 5s and Solaris 8 on the
60, I didn't have a chance to upgrade the 250 before we were locked out.
Some of the other employees managed to help some of the hardware walk out the door but I didn't take advantage.
Since they turned around and screwed some of us out of back pay, that's a decision I now regret