[rescue] Ultra 60 memory

Patrick Finnegan pat at computer-refuge.org
Sun Mar 9 10:07:19 CDT 2008

On Sunday 09 March 2008 05:05, Bill Bradford wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 09, 2008 at 02:04:23AM -0500, Patrick Finnegan wrote:
> > I think the main problem is that you're expecting a 10 year old
> > machine (I just looked it up on SunSolve, and the U60 was
> > introduced in June 1998!) to be fast with modern (bloated)
> > software.... :)
> > Pat (who runs Debian on his Ultra 60(s))
> Hey now, I have an U10/440Mhz with 1G RAM and SCSI disks that runs
> Solaris 10 as a sandbox machine.. 8-)

But not as a main desktop right?  A few of my coworkers also use U5s or 
Blade 100s as their work desktop, but they're not using them much as a 
web browser, and at best running a fairly old (and full of security 
holes) version of netscape/mozilla on them.

And, I run Debian on just about anything I can.  It's just the kind of 
person I am.  My boss was quite shocked when I installed it on the 
brand new dual 2.0GHz G5 work got me, 3 years ago. :)  It's still 
running fairly well, the only upgrade I've really needed so far (got it 
with 2GB ram) was the hard drive.

Now, I'm debating cashing in a few of my toys to get an IBM p6 box for 
home, which I'm sure I'll probably run Debian (and possibly NetBSD*) 

* The new NetBSD/PPC portmaster is doing a pretty good job of advancing 
the port to work on new hardware.  I can fairly confidently bet that 
I'm the first person to have succesfully booted and run NetBSD on an 
IBM SP node of any sort (currently it's running on a quad POWER3-II 
thin node, and I'm trying to help test it on some other machines).

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