[SunHELP] SUN V20z and Redhat linux

Matthew Hattersley MatthewHattersley at businessserve.co.uk
Wed Aug 25 07:16:48 CDT 2004

In our experience here, you can basically do some really funky stuff under
Linux that under Solaris is a complete pain.

Don't get me wrong, I love solaris. However as a general rule of Thumb

X86: Linux
Sparc: Solaris

Although both will work on each other, would you use a Hammer to put
together a server, or a screwdriver?

But different strokes for direct folks as they say
-----Original Message-----
From: Dale Ghent [mailto:daleg at elemental.org] 
Sent: 20 August 2004 16:00
To: The SunHELP List
Subject: Re: [SunHELP] SUN V20z and Redhat linux

On Aug 19, 2004, at 11:42 PM, Matthew Hattersley wrote:

> Don't
> fall for it!!!!
> We've just had a big shipments of these babies and Im quite happy to 
> say
> that we saved 1000s from the budget by telling sun not to ship with 
> RedHat
> (pretend to be open source the nrip you off when your back is turned)
> linux... Instead we are going with Mandrake 64. Which quite frankly, 
> runs
> sweet as a nut. However, beware the kernel 2.6, its has issues.

Just a curious question, Matt, why not Solaris x86?

I'm looking at getting a few V20z and  V60z servers, myself.

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