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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say no to ultra5's.
by df on Wed 21st Jan 2004 08:03 UTC

ultra5s are suckage. ultra2/10/30/60/80's rock. 30s are sweet.

its a shame, ultra5's have the wost and most buggy IDE chipset ever invented.

save money and buy a dual ultra2 instead of a 5 or pay a lil bit more and try and get an ultra30 or a maxed out ultra10...

id stay away from utlra5's.