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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@Jared
by mario on Wed 21st Jan 2004 12:08 UTC

I just bought an ultra 10 off ebay that arrived today. Only problem is I need to wait for the keyboard and mouse (had to buy them separate) so I can actually use it ;)

Bullshit. Sun computers are not PCs: you can connect a terminal (or a computer with a terminal program) to the Sun's serial port, and you get complete control over it. This is called console access, and in addition it allows you to manage the OpenBoot prompt.