[rescue] Whither Solaris 10

Laurens Vets laurens at daemon.be
Wed Apr 29 13:35:01 CDT 2015

On 2015-04-29 05:20, microcode at zoho.com wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 29, 2015 at 08:09:55AM -0400, Phil Stracchino wrote:
>> On 04/29/15 04:26, microcode at zoho.com wrote:
>>> On Tue, Apr 28, 2015 at 08:33:01PM -0400, John Francini wrote:
>>>> MIPS chips (or, I should say, the MIPS instruction set) lives on in 
>>>> Dell
>>>> EqualLogic storage arrays, running NetBSD.
>>> There are actual end-user laptops, towers, and minis running MIPS 
>>> from
>>> Lemote in China. They run Debian, a localized Linux-something, and
>>> OpenBSD. I have a couple of the minis. They are the size of a 
>>> paperback
>>> book and have a 160G SATA drive, 512M RAM, gigabit NIC, 4 USB ports, 
>>> a real
>>> serial port, and HDMI. They also have onboard wireless and sound. 
>>> They run
>>> OpenBSD fantastically well on less than 10W of walwart.
>> That's very useful information.  Thank you!
> I immediately installed OpenBSD over the preinstalled Linux so I don't 
> know
> if wireless and an accelerated X-server are available on Linux. On 
> OpenBSD
> they are not, but sound works very well for both playback and 
> recording. They
> make wonderful tiny green headless servers and they run very 
> respectably
> given the 900+ MHz single CPU. (I should have mentioned that in my 
> earlier
> post.) The CPU is MIPS III+ meaning it supports the 64 bit MIPS III
> instruction set and also has some proprietary add-ons- documented in
> Lemote's manuals. As I understand it, virtually everything about the
> hardware and software is open.
> The service is quite good and the people are knowledgeable, friendly, 
> and
> honest. I had a drive go bad within warranty and after send them the 
> smart
> report they mailed me a new drive at no cost.
> I've rebuilt all of OpenBSD (base and userland) repeatedly on these 
> boxes
> and they just run flat out, virtually silently, for days without any 
> signs
> of anguish. If I could buy a hundred of them I would find jobs for 
> them all.
> There are newer dual (and I believe quad) boxes available in other
> formats. There are also MIPS rack servers available from Lemote for 
> the
> domestic market.
> I'm enthusiastic about the company and products because anything that 
> gives
> us an alternative to WinTel is good in my view.

Do you know anything about the Lemote Yeeloong 8133 Loongson 3A laptop? 
(http://lemote.kd85.com/pdf/lemote-loongson-3a.pdf) Is it finally 

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