[rescue] Ultra 5 OS

Joshua Boyd jdboyd at jdboyd.net
Thu Apr 15 14:43:48 CDT 2010

On Thu, Apr 15, 2010 at 02:42:32PM -0500, William Barnett-Lewis wrote:
> Last winter I rescued an Ultra 5 here in town. It's a 333mhz w/ 512mb
> & 2 45 gb EIDE disks on board. I dug out my last Type 4 keyboard &
> optical mouse & it comes up to the OK prompt just fine.
> So now the question becomes which OS for this older (older says the
> guy who used to just be happy with an IPX w/ 'Weitek Power Up' on
> board...) system?
> 1) Solaris 10 recently got it's license Oracled.

I thought it was still available for home non-commercial usage.  

> 3) I'm most famiier with NetBSD. Are either Free or Open significantly
> better from a user perspective?

NetBSD is my preference.  OpenBSD may be nice enough.  FreeBSD seemed to
treat SPARC like a second class citizen the last I looked. 

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