[rescue] OS recommendations for Sun Fire V210

Andrew Sporner asporner at googlemail.com
Tue Jun 29 11:32:04 CDT 2010

It does perform much better!  I have also an Ultra-60 and it was horrible
Solaris 10--but FreeBSD -- HUGE WIN!   It made the decision to use FreeBSD
(6.4 presently) an easy one.

I don't know if there is support for multi-core  didn't check.


On Tue, Jun 29, 2010 at 6:09 PM, Brian Howe <bwhowe at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
>> --
>> "With MPI, familiarity breeds contempt. Contempt and nausea. Contempt,
>> nausea, and fear. Contempt, nausea, fear, and .." -- Ron Minnich
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