[rescue] OS recommendations for Sun Fire V210

Brian Howe bwhowe at gmail.com
Tue Jun 29 11:09:04 CDT 2010

I'm a huge fan of FreeBSD over Solaris. I have a V100 sitting in my  
office running (w/o X) as a file server and samba pdc.  Couldn't be  
happier with it.

On Jun 29, 2010, at 7:49 AM, 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?
> Since I'm pretty sure it doesn't have a compatible video card, my plan
> is to stick it in the spare room and use it for file storage and
> remote access.
> John
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