[rescue] Re: Linux on SS1000 (was SS1000)

Robert Novak rnovak at indyramp.com
Sat Dec 7 20:52:42 CST 2002

On Sat, 7 Dec 2002, Al Potter wrote:

> kloch at gurunet.net said:
> > When is RedHat going to get off their asses and produce a sparc
> > version (again)?
> > There's probably no demand, given the superior alternatives.
> OK, what's superior, and supports SMP, and is free for SMP?

I'd guess Debian or SuSE or Caldera or Mandrake or Slackware or Rock or
Gentoo or Aurora. :) http://www.ultralinux.org/dists.html

Point regarding MP Solaris taken though. Note that the terms of the
license for Solaris these days do not care how many CPUs you have. It's
how many CPUs your system will handle. So you can't run Solaris for free
on an Ultra 2 or Ultra 60 according to the license, even if you have only
one CPU. It's based on capacity. I suppose it technically means you can't
use a SS10/SS20 either with the free license.

That doesn't mean it won't install, it just may be unlicensed. IANAL and
all that crap. 

Sol8 2CPU is $249/A list
and Sol9 1-4CPU desktop is $199/A list
for those of you so inclined. 


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