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's are Bulletproof
by Anonymous on Thu 22nd Jan 2004 21:39 UTC

I had an Ultra 1 workstation at my last job that ran w/o any crashes for over 3 years (save power outtages). The only problem I experienced was related to a faulty SCSI CDrom. I liked them so much that I now have an Ultra 1 and and Ultra 2 Dual proc. at home. They are very interesting machines (albeit very loud). Keep up the great articles!