[rescue] OS recommendations for Sun Fire V210

Patrick Finnegan pat at computer-refuge.org
Wed Jun 30 14:15:21 CDT 2010

On Tuesday, June 29, 2010, John Floren wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 29, 2010 at 9:05 PM, Michael Thompson
> <michael.99.thompson at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> 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
> 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.

Hmm, I've got a v210, and I definately don't think it's "noisy".  Maybe 
compared to a desktop system, but for a 1U server, it's downright quiet!  
A V880 (or V880z "deskside visualization workstation") OTOH is something 
that I would call "not quiet".  Not "excessively loud", but I could see 
an argument for calling that "loud".

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