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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re: Beat that, geeks
by Smartpatrol on Wed 21st Jan 2004 19:44 UTC

I picked up a Dual 300Mhz UE2 with 1.5GB ram and two 9.1 Scsi drives for $350(with shipping) off ebay. I was given a quad 10/100 sbus ethernet card that i promptly installed. Of course its abouy 7000 miles away in my crawl space next to my alpha 500 workstation and my HP C180 workstation. DAMN EBAY! i can never pass up a good hardware deal. So i have all this cool hardware sitting around not doing much ;) . I am going back soon for a visit i plan on dragging it out and turning it into my firewall box probably using Solaris. I will have to prop it next to by Dual 1GHZ p-III hp visulaize workstation that i got off ebay for $125 running redhat 9. i am going to pick up a HP B2000 when i find one the right price just becasue i always wanted one. I guess i will just add it to the stack after i mess around with HP-UX 11i on it.

One question does the size of a guys Sparc matter when presenting it to girls that are woooed by such?