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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Ultra 10
by mark on Wed 21st Jan 2004 16:58 UTC

Great article, look forward to the next exciting installments:-)

My Ultra has been relegated to a VNC window on WinXP because the monitor is so huge. This however has some advantages, I now have scroll wheel operation and smoother fonts. Using Blackbox as the WM the speed decrease in running Solaris 9 over vncserver is barely noticeable.