[rescue] OS for my LPX
fernande at internet1.net
Thu Feb 17 16:48:48 CST 2005
Ok, this discussion is already starting to take off, in the other thread
I started, but I'd like to formally ask now. I need to make a decision
on what OS to install on this machine. I'm thinking either BSD or Solaris.
If Solaris, I was thinking 2.6 or 2.51. I've seen both on Ebay cheaply,
and I've read that 7 is a bit too big for the small HD's that came in
the LPX's. My HD is less than 500megs. It's 425 megs formatted or some
number close to it. I don't have another HD that would fit. I also
kind of like the idea of keeping it all Sun Microsystems, as far as the OS.
On the other hand, maybe one of the BSD's would be better. I assume
that the Sparc ports of *BSD are current. Would I have HD space issues?
The machine will be headless. It will be used mainly as a hands on
introductory to non-windows computing. I do have several other
platforms, but I haven't had the time or drive to finish those projects,
as they turned out to be a bit more difficult for me than I anticipated.
This LPX seems to be just the ticket, so far. Maybe once I start
getting comfortable, I can attack some of the other projects I have.
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