[rescue] Optimal OS for a SS4?

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Thu Oct 16 19:08:35 CDT 2003

On Thursday, October 16, 2003, at 07:52 PM, vance at neurotica.com 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 beg to differ: The machine isn't slow at all...but Solaris is slow 
on that machine.  NetBSD on an SS4 is actually respectably zippy.  
Stick it in a rack and let it serve web pages or handle email for lots 
of people...you'd be amazed at what it can do with a streamlined OS.


Dave McGuire                      "My tummy hurts now, but my soul
St. Petersburg, FL                 feels a little better."     -Ed

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