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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Mmmm Sun Sparc
by Donut on Fri 23rd Jan 2004 21:14 UTC

Still a die hard Sun Fan...

Has an E10K to play with a while back, but didn't get a chance to test Aurora...

Other than that, at home I have an Ultra 5/Solaris 9, an Ultra 10(elite3D)/Solaris 9+Aurora 1.0, an Ultra 2(creator3D)/Solaris 9, and a Sparc 10/Aurora 1.0 all purchased off eBay and run like a dream - have next to no problems with these up against PC hardware...