[rescue] Transplanting a Sun Fire V210 motherboard - PSU requirements?`

microcode at zoho.com microcode at zoho.com
Wed Feb 27 12:46:25 CST 2013

On Wed, Feb 27, 2013 at 01:31:07PM -0500, Mouse wrote:
> >> [...] NetBSD [...]; even now, as far as I can tell Linux is the only
> >> other option for the variety of hardware I have, [...]
> > Something wrong with OpenBSD?
> True, I tend to forget them.
> So far, my perception of OpenBSD has not been enough better than NetBSD
> to override that.

Perceptions are tough to shake, and you write code for UNIX (and UNIX itself
from what I can tell) and I just use it. So there isn't going to be much I
can tell you.

But...I used Free and Net and OpenBSD for a few years each and drew my own
conclusions. While I no longer trust Free and Net (and haven't for years)
I'm pretty happy with OpenBSD. I feel the development team is small enough
and contentious enough (although surprisingly less so recently) that the
code is actually pretty good. It supports a wide range of platforms but
doesn't have all the features of Free or Net, nor the apps, but it seems
more stable. From an end-user perspective it seems stable and performs well
on my hardware (commodity Intel crapware and some new MIPS boxes).

I'll try the SPARC64 when I get one of my Sun V210s PSU fixed up.

> What I'd _like_ to do is to head off in my own direction.  I'm not sure
> what, and I'm not sure I'm capable, but I am sure it would be
> interesting.

I'd be interested in a project like that but I would have a loooong ramp.

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