[rescue] Ultra 1 newbie q'ns

Michael-John Turner mj at turner.org.za
Mon Dec 25 11:38:50 CST 2006

On Mon, Dec 25, 2006 at 12:22:05PM -0500, Magnus wrote:
> I concur; OpenBSD is an excellent choice for some of these machines. 
> They still don't support multiprocessor on sparc architecture yet but 
> for something like the Ultra 1 it should work just fine.

Definitely. I run NetBSD on a few multiprocessor sun4m machines and it
works like a charm. It's amazing how useful 10+year old machines can be
with the right OS.

> Though using the ports tree is an exercise for the extremely patient on 
> these machines. :)

Hey - I build packages from pkgsrc on my sun4m machines and it's not _that_
bad :)

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