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 Tom on Wed 21st Jan 2004 19:07 UTC

I had a 4 processor 690MP running Redhat 5 for kicks. Sounded like a jet engine running. Only 2 boards were populated in a huge case that could have had 10 boards in the backplane.

I was back over at the research group at school the other day and I found out that they'd thrown it in the trash. Damn shame - I could've made it into a mini-fridge.