[SunRescue] Q on "optimal" OS for Sun4c machines, now that Solaris 8 won't run
rr at rits.com.au
Thu Jul 13 05:26:54 CDT 2000
rescue-request at sunhelp.org wrote:
Gee, what a lot of posts in one day!
Solaris is fine on Sun4c kit provided you don't want to run it as a
'station. CDE really slows the poor things up, Openwin is a bit better,
but is showing it's age now. I've managed very well with some recycled
IPCs (using one as a jumpstart server, the other as a web server project
waiting for some of time to actually do something with) running 2.6, at
least it's usable for something. My classic and LX each get a bit more
work (one as a firewall, one as an alternate desktop to my M$ box) for a
total investment of less than $100AUS. I haven't bothered trying any of
the *BSDs yet 'cos Solaris hasn't given me any problems, and Linux sucks
(I'm sure to get flamed for that!) in comparison to the *BSDs. The
other boxen are still unused (Sparc 10 and Sparc 4/370) due to lack of
time and lack of a 4/600 board, but it will be Solaris for the '10 and
maybe 4.1.4 for the 100 kilogram wonder.
FWIW, I did my degree in computing and disagree with Chris Drelich's
comments, I don't think I'm either a product of the system, or unique in
being contractictory to the system. We used a little Unix at Uni, did
quite a bit of Windows stuff, but probably half of my close friends went
down the Evil Empire path, the others didn't. I am saddened by the
people I work with though (most in their early to mid 20's) that don't
understand there is a difference. I had a Sparc 10 with it's cover off
on my desk, he came over to have a look at "this wierd new slimline PC",
he didn't believe me it was built in 1993, could take 4 CPUs and 512Mb
of RAM. I'm also saddened by the Microserfs I work with that cover
themselves and everything they do with M$ logos, qualifications
(MCSE+IAMADRONE), and other such stuff. They just don't realise that
there is something else out there in the real world.
That's enough out of me, I'll go back into lurk mode now. Flame me if
you like, agree with me if you like, I don't mind :)
PS. I support the push-pin initiative, let's make it so!
I'm in Canberra, Australia, have 6 Sun boxes, some leftover bits and an
Indy on the way. Pictures just as soon as I get time to get my rack
organised, the Sparc 10 together and some time to breathe at work.
PPS. Does anyone else find it ironic that the item that got Bill into
trouble with Sun is now hosting sunhelp.org ?
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