[rescue] Opinions - what OS for Sun E3500?

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Sun Jun 10 00:22:14 CDT 2012

On Sat, 9 Jun 2012 21:06:16 -0400 (EDT)
adh at an.bradford.ma.us (Sandwich Maker) wrote:

> " From: Jerry Kemp <sun.mail.list47 at oryx.cc>
> " 
> " []
> " 
> " Unfortunately, as well as they are doing on X86, they are stumbling
> " around with Sparc just as much.
> " 
> " It seems everyone in the Illumos/OpenIndiana community knows that they
> " need to get moving on Sparc, combined with the fact that it is an
> " incredible growth opportunity with Oracle dropping the Sun4u platform
> " with Solaris 11.

Not only sun4u but even sun4v...

> makes me wonder if any of us here on this list could help, with
> testbeds if nothing else.  must be plenty of idle sparcs...	;^>

I was watching the list on gmane and they linked to a page where people
were offering test machines. I don't think a shortage of machines is the
issue. I think a shortage of Illumos devs who want to run SPARC boxes is
the issue...

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