[rescue] Sun PCI CO Processor card

Jonathan C. Patschke jp at celestrion.net
Tue Jul 1 13:20:26 CDT 2003

On Tue, 1 Jul 2003, Brian Dunbar wrote:

> I was just reminded that with this crowd asking "why" is pretty useless.  We
> can justify until the cows come home but the best answer is " because it's
> _cool_. "

Right, but I think that "will $highlyProprietaryHardware run on $otherOS?"
always begs the question of "why not run $vendorsOS if you want to use the
hardware to its fullest?"  It's fun to hack around with stuff that kinda
halfway works with NetBSD and Linux and whatever, but when I want
omething to work (which I usually do), I go back to the vendor's OS.

With all the polish that Solaris has gotten in 9 and all the performance
improvements that Sun has brought about, it's hard for me to see running
anything -other- than Solaris on sun4u, except in the case of hardware
that sun doesn't support at -all- anymore.

Jonathan Patschke   )  "Leave your lawsuits at home.  I have guns."
Elgin, TX          (                      --"Kountry" Mike Lundgren

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