[rescue] FreeBSD, was Re: [geeks] Solaris being discontinued? Rumors flying

Andrew Jones andrew at jones.ec
Sat Dec 3 16:33:46 CST 2016

On 12/03/2016 05:28 PM, Dave McGuire wrote:
>   Yes, the T1, T2, T3, T4 processors.  It's a shame that it was never
> completed.  With the high state of evolution of FreeBSD, it probably
> stood to be the best potential successor to Solaris on these advanced
> architectures.  It has many of the features that soon-to-be-former
> Solaris people want.

Oracle has been funding Linux-on-SPARC development, such that Linux now 
supports most Oracle hardware.

They even have a complete distribution:

It appears to be a CentOS 6.x / OEL 6.x derivative with a newer kernel.

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