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.
Permalink for comment
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
re: memory u5
by Steve W on Tue 27th Jan 2004 07:06 UTC

U5 has the same motherboard as u10. Darwin or Darwin+, as I remember. I think that it's sun's marketing, that cut memory from 1Gb to 512 Mb from U5 :-)

Actually it's just the design of the case. The taller higher capacity chips don't fit unless you remove the floppy or something. I haven't seen a U5 for a while.