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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by Eugenia on Wed 21st Jan 2004 06:14 UTC

Yup, I am getting 31 this coming May. But hey, I still feel young. Otherwise I wouldn't be messing up with things like osnews. ;)

BTW, I got a greek friend (22) who would be woo'ed by such hardware and unix. But I won't give you her phone number just yet. ;)

Regarding the SPARCs, I think we see Sun getting away from them grandually and try to make business with AMD Opteron and maybe even Itanium in the future. We'll see.