[rescue] So, which OS for SPARC?

Brian Howe bwhowe at gmail.com
Tue Jun 29 13:55:36 CDT 2010

Wouldn't "best" be one of those point of view things?

What are you going to use it for? What environment is it sitting in  
(secure, insecure)? What matters most - speed, utility, updates, cost,  

FreeBSD does not work on all SPARC systems, and does not support all  
SPARC hardware. You most definitely have to check the HCL on the  
FreeBSD website before you go that route. NetBSD "usually" supports  
more hardware than FreeBSD. However it's packages/ports framework is  
smaller. OpenBSD supports (usually) a smaller hardware base than  
either NetBSD or FreeBSD, but it is very secure and "generally" has a  
larger ports/packages framework.


On Jun 29, 2010, at 11:44 AM, Mark Kahrs wrote:

> I was all set to install Solaris on my Netra X1 and now the comments  
> have me
> rethinking this decision.  Is freebsd the best decision?
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