[rescue] Happy New Year! RIP, Sun/Solaris...

Robert Darlington rdarlington at gmail.com
Sun Jan 2 13:31:16 CST 2011

My first impulse was to go with Linux but the latest version I could find
for this platform was years old (Ubuntu 7 or so).  I want something I can
reasonably keep up to date without a lot of trouble.  I don't know the inner
workings of apt or yum, nor the repo maintenance schedule for Ubuntu 7 for
sparc to know if keeping it up to date is possible.  It very well might be a
matter of doing a "yum update" but I don't know.  I have no particular
interest in west coast unix but don't have any problem with it either.   I'm
pretty used to updating the ports tree.


On Sun, Jan 2, 2011 at 12:22 PM, Phil Stracchino <alaric at metrocast.net>wrote:

> On 01/02/11 13:43, Scott Quinn wrote:
> > As far as other OSes I'm becoming more and more a proponent of the xBSDs.
> > There seems to be much less "rattling of the apple cart" from there than
> Linux
> > has. Sadly you do need to know your text consoles to use it, and (except
> for
> > the efforts to get ZFS on BSD) the filesystems aren't as advanced.
> Frankly, the entire *BSD userspace is a bit on the primitive side.  What
> I don't understand about this is that the true *BSD zealots (of which
> there fortunately seem to be none on the list that I am aware of) appear
> to regard it as a point of pride.
> "Diff, patch, and vi are effete.  When I were a lad, we patched our
> kernel code with ed, and we LIKED it!"
> --
>  Phil Stracchino, CDK#2     DoD#299792458     ICBM: 43.5607, -71.355
>  alaric at caerllewys.net   alaric at metrocast.net   phil at co.ordinate.org
>         Renaissance Man, Unix ronin, Perl hacker, Free Stater
>                 It's not the years, it's the mileage.
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