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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Sun kit.
by Hugh on Wed 21st Jan 2004 15:49 UTC

An interesting read; personally I have just taken delivery of an immaculate dual 450MHz processor Ultra 60 with 1Gb RAM, two 18 Gb SCSI drives and an Elite 3D graphics card. I am awaiting delivery of the latest Solaris 9 (12/03) installation media kit. I tried installing Mandrake 7.2, but it locks up at the beginning of the second disk. Tried with a second downloaded copy and got the same result. Any one got an idea why? Thanks everso.