[rescue] Optimal OS for a SS4?

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Fri Oct 17 12:58:15 CDT 2003

On Friday, October 17, 2003, at 11:16 AM, Kurt Mosiejczuk wrote:
>>    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.
> Be wary of using it as a server.  The power supply in the SS4 is a
> dumb one unlike the SS5.  IF you lose power, you have to manually
> turn it back on, where the SS5(20,etc.) "remembers" what state the
> power supply was in, and come back on automatically.
> I remember someone getting caught by this years ago on rescue.

   Yes this is true...I always forget that because I never run ANY 
computer hardware (or electronic test equipment for that matter) 
without an UPS.  I live in Florida, where you "get up close and 
personal" with lightning.


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

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