[rescue] Ultra 1 newbie q'ns
ssandau at gwi.net
Mon Dec 25 10:41:57 CST 2006
> 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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