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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Sun gag
by Ed Carp on Thu 22nd Jan 2004 01:44 UTC

Reminds me of a gag I pulled at Sun back in early 1992. I loaded Linux on a 386/16 Leading Edge laptop with 4 MB of RAM and a 60MB HD, then scrounged one of those metal Sun logos (the ones they used to put on the front of the Sun 2 boxes), set it up in my office running the Sun logo screensaver, and waited for my first victim to walk by. One of the developers who was known to smoke dope nights and weekends wandered by to say hi, and he of course was interested, I guess he thought he was still stoned or something ("wow, cool, man!"). I told him (and several other people at Sun who wandered by that day, including several managers who should've known better!) that it was Sun's new laptop. They were impressed, I just tried not to giggle ;)