[ILUG] Linux on a sparc
airlied at csn.ul.ie
Tue Mar 13 11:30:44 GMT 2001
> > sense).
> What ever you are use to really. I would definetly go for Solaris on an
> Ultra over Linux. The reliability I have found with Solaris can't be
> matched by the Linux distros I have used on Sparc's (although with
> limited testing). The fact that linux is developed and tested mostly on
> x86 hardware with little in testing in comparison done on sparcs would
> lead me to go for solaris every time.
I might have gone along with this in the olden days pre Ultra-5/10 but now
considering most of the stuff in Ultras 5/10 are high-end PC parts, with a
different processor in them I don't think it applies as much ... and quite
a lot of testing is done on Linux on Sparc, by quite a lot of people...
this is nearly the oldest port of Linux available .. (alpha is
older)....and one thing about Sun HW it doesn't come in as many varied
varities as PC stuff. so one Ultra - 10 is like another (don't quote me on
this... I'm sure Kate and Dave Harte have met Ultra-10s who didn't bear
any relationship to the ones Sun sell at some stage ... )
David Airlie, Software Engineer
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