[rescue] Ultra 1 newbie q'ns

Steve Sandau ssandau at gwi.net
Mon Dec 25 10:41:57 CST 2006

Magnus wrote:
> Lionel Peterson wrote:
>> Exactly. An Ultra 2 can run most current version of Solaris
>> w/proper CPUs, and 300 MHz CPUs are quite plentiful/affordable (as
>> in a pair for less than $20) if your particular Ultra 2 came with
>> lesser CPUs. An Ultra 1, while useful, can not.
> On the flip side a U1 seems to run Linux competently.  Yeah, some
> here will roll their eyes, but Linux does give some of these machines
> a new lease on life.

One of my U1s is doing a great job of webserver/mail server running 
OpenBSD. I have been very pleased with OBSD's performance on older 
hardware of various types. including my SS5 and SS4 firewall/VPN boxes. 
And now I have used OBSD for desktop usage (with XFCE) utilizing 
packages and ports.


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