[rescue] Optimal OS for a SS4?

vance at neurotica.com vance at neurotica.com
Thu Oct 16 18:52:42 CDT 2003

On Thu, 16 Oct 2003, Michel Adam wrote:

> Well, I just got this Sparcstation 4 and would like to get the wisdom of
> the list on a few questions:
>  - What is considered the optimal version of Solaris for it?

I don't think there is one.  That machine is slow enough that Solaris
would run like a dog.

>  - I know it can run other flavors of Unix, but what would be the main
>    advantages in doing so?

Speed.  SPEED!  Run NetBSD.  The speed improvement is marked.

>  - I have an multi-platform environment (PC / Mac and now Sun) Is there
>    a preferred brand/model of KVM switch I should be on the lookout for
>    that would accomodate all these platforms?

It's a little pricey, but I recommend Raritan.

Peace...  Sridhar

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