[rescue] OS recommendations for Sun Fire V210
alaric at metrocast.net
Tue Jun 29 10:22:18 CDT 2010
On 06/29/10 10:49, John Floren wrote:
> It looks like I'll be buying a Sun Fire V210 this afternoon; two
> 1.34GHz processors, 4 GB of RAM for $50, plus a 300 GB hard drive I
> picked up from a friend. At the price there's no way I can resist.
> I'm wondering about your opinions on running Solaris 9 vs Solaris 10
> vs, say, FreeBSD. How would the Oracle takeover affect my use of
> Solaris 10 for personal use, for example?
Well, for starters, you'll no longer be able to get any patches or
updates at all, period, without a paid support contract (which, I
understand, is based off the *original* retail price of the hardware
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