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 Kady Mae on Wed 21st Jan 2004 16:50 UTC

2nd desktop at home is a dual processor SGI Octane with a gig of RAM (can be upgraded to 8GB's of RAM) :-)


I have only vague ideas about how to run and play with all that IRIXy goodness, but damn if I'm not jealous of how insanely fast that beautiful teal behemoth must be.

(Off to go re-read EL-Q's story of her adventures with IRIX on an Octane DP.)