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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just how many computers do you geeks need?
by dr_gonzo on Thu 22nd Jan 2004 01:41 UTC

a computer from 1998 isn't very old, especially when running unix/linux on it. i've been learning about computers for about four years now and i only have 2 computers, a packard bell that i got 4 years ago and an ibook that i got 2 months ago. even at that i feel a tad guilty about having 2 computers 'cause i only really need one, in fact i could probably do all my college work fine with just using the computers in the labs at college.

why do you (i'm not having a go here, i class myself as a bit of a geek too ;) have a need to constantly change your linux distro every few months and have 10 computers in your attic? just curious...