[geeks] Opinions on the HP C3x00?
adh at an.bradford.ma.us
Tue Mar 28 13:23:38 CST 2006
" From: nate at portents.com
" How bad is HP-UX? The way folks talk about it here, it sounds pretty bad.
" I've been a Solaris admin, worked with IRIX, and run Mac OS X, NetBSD,
" and Linux at home (Windows for games, and older mothballed machines for
" running NeXTSTEP 3.3 on 680x0, PA-RISC and SPARC). In college I did some
" VMS support. Is HP-UX bad, or is it simply so marginalized that it's a
" pain to use because there's not much of a hobbyist community out there and
" HP could care less about UNIX on PA-RISC at this point?
i supported 9.04 and 10.20 while helping $work migrate to 10.20.
i found 9 a little odd, being a bsd heavily modified to sVid
compliance, but 10 was considerably different and rather like
solaris. i didn't find it outstandingly better or worse.
one thing they did i really liked: besides the normal ksh, they threw
the compile-time posix switch, built a static binary, and installed it
as /sbin/sh. there was no 'pure' bourne shell. presto - no more
root-shell-choice aggro! we did have to explicitly turn history and
cmdline editing on in the /.profile, though.
 it was full of little hp oddities as well, like a custom ip
protocol for sharing disks to diskless clusters where everyone else
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