[rescue] OS recommendations for Sun Fire V210

Steve Sandau ssandau at gwi.net
Tue Jun 29 20:34:01 CDT 2010

>>>> 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
> As luck would have it, the system came with an XVR-100 graphics board,
> which I may look into enabling. However, given the sheer noise of this
> beast, I'm not sure I want it anywhere near my desktop.
> Right now, it looks like I'll be going with either FreeBSD or OpenBSD.

OpenBSD on SPARC hardware has been dead reliable for my firewalls and 
web server for several years. Granted the newest SPARC hardware I have 
used with OBSD is a dual-cpu SPARC20, but it has been solid, pf is 
great, and the ports collection supplies more stuff that I could ever need.


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