[nSLUG] what to do with an older Sun machine?

Mike Fox mkfox14 at gmail.com
Fri Jun 10 15:06:22 ADT 2005

The folks at www.blastwave.org <http://www.blastwave.org> provide a ton of 
relatively recent binary packages for Solaris. Not quite all of the bells 
and whistles that you'd find in a cutting edge Linux distro, but enough to 
keep you entertained for quite a while...


On 6/10/05, Stephen Gregory <nslug at kernelpanic.ca> wrote: 

> In my experience Solaris works best on these machines. By that I mean
> Solaris is the most stable, and everything works. While the OS is
> great it dosen't come with much usefull software. There is the Sun
> freeware CD, but it is out of date. I think you will find that you
> have to compile stuff by hand. It will work, but you will have to
> manage it.
> That is why I recommend Debian or other Linux disto. Linux works well
> enough, and most distros have an excellent repository of software. You
> could use Gentoo, but the proc in the Ultra 10 is not that fast and
> you will be compiling for ages.

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