Linked by Jordan Spencer Cunningham on Fri 9th Oct 2009 22:45 UTC
Sun Solaris, OpenSolaris "Sun Microsystems announced the Solaris 10 10/09 Operating System. The Solaris 10 OS has been extended with new performance and power efficiency enhancements, more streamlined management of system installations, updates and fixes, new updates for Solaris ZFS and advancements to further leverage the functionality of the latest SPARC and x86 based systems. Solaris 10 10/09 provides new features, fixes and hardware support in an easy-to-install manner, preserving full compatibility with over 11,000 third-party products and customer applications, including Oracle database and application software."
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support the ss10
by cb88 on Sat 10th Oct 2009 16:45 UTC
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sure would be nice if they would bring back support for the older sparc32 especially sun4m

They would make perfectly good home severs for people on a budget for people that still have theirs (I mean seriously who wouldn't want a home server that sounds like a jet plane :-) ....unless you are running the quieter barracudas.. )

I think the OS of choice on them at the moment is OpenBSD assuming they get SMP working

I wonder how similar the BSD and Solaris kernel code is

Edited 2009-10-10 16:46 UTC

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RE: support the ss10
by etherealsoul on Sat 10th Oct 2009 18:10 in reply to "support the ss10"
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I believe the kernels are quite diferent ;)
SunOS was BSD but Solaris is System V. So don't believe they are so that alike ;)

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RE: support the ss10
by tylerdurden on Sat 10th Oct 2009 22:44 in reply to "support the ss10"
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the source code is there, nothing is stopping you from modifying the kernel to support sun4m processors

Although for those machines, netbsd may be a more fitting match.

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RE[2]: support the ss10
by ghen on Sun 11th Oct 2009 08:17 in reply to "RE: support the ss10"
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NetBSD runs perfectly on my quad-CPU SS20, with SMP. :-)

Edited 2009-10-11 08:17 UTC

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