[rescue] OpenIndiana - WAS:::::::::::::::::Re: Spark10 CPU question

Jerry Kemp sun.mail.list47 at oryx.us
Thu Dec 15 19:58:57 CST 2016

Sorry, I saw your note, intended to reply but didn't.

I have been using OpenIndiana for several years both as my desktop OS, and as a 
media server at $HOME.  I several Tb of digital media that I share out to 
various Apple iDevices thru-out my house, and OMG, nothing comes close to ZFS.

I do have a couple of proprietary linux applications, and rather than try to get 
(linux) branded Zones working, I use Oracle VirtualBox.

If you have any specific questions, ask away.  For the most part, both the 
Illumos and OpenIndiana have active mailing list full of generally happy & easy 
to get along with people.

Probably the only negative thing I would state from OpenIndiana's perspective is 
that for the most part, many in the community appear to be very anti-SPARC.

If you are interested in an Illumos distro on SPARC hardware, I might suggest 
that you take a look at Martin Bochnig's distro, which he calls OpenSXCE.


That is probably enough for here.

Again, ask if you have specific questions, and/or check out the mailing list.

Merry Christmas,


On 12/15/16 11:02 AM, Liam Proven wrote:
> On 15 December 2016 at 13:08, Sandwich Maker <adh at an.bradford.ma.us> wrote:
>> how do you rank and compare openindiana et al?
> That's what I asked a week or so back, but there were no responses.
> My sad suspicion is that most Sun users have migrated off the platform
> now, probably to Linux.
> And if they're systemd-haters, which being old hands at Real Unixb"
> they probably are, they're probably now investigating migration off
> Linux onto FreeBSD or something.
> --

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