[rescue] OS recommendations for Sun Fire V210

Michael Thompson michael.99.thompson at gmail.com
Tue Jun 29 20:05:25 CDT 2010

> On 06/29/2010 10:49 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?
> I would recommend giving OpenSolaris a shot, if you are up to the
> install challenge.

If you intend to run a graphical desktop on this system, the graphics
board support in OpenSolaris is extremely limited.

Michael Thompson

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