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My customer wants to deploy Sun sparc station to Linux box as utility servers like automount, samba, dns and mail. They have the following hardware. Sun UltraSparc 1 170MHz Sun UltraSparc 1 140MHz Sun UltraSparc 10 400MHz Sun Blade100 500MHz What will be the best Linux distribution for them? I looket at http://www.ultralinux.org, but I am not sure which one is the most reliable? Thank you, J...

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    Default good Linux candidate for Sun sparc workstations

    My customer wants to deploy Sun sparc station to Linux box as utility
    servers like automount, samba, dns and mail.

    They have the following hardware.

    Sun UltraSparc 1 170MHz
    Sun UltraSparc 1 140MHz
    Sun UltraSparc 10 400MHz
    Sun Blade100 500MHz

    What will be the best Linux distribution for them? I looket at
    http://www.ultralinux.org, but I am not sure which one is the most reliable?

    Thank you,
    J


    Jason Guest

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    Default Re: good Linux candidate for Sun sparc workstations

    ["Followup-To:" header set to alt.os.linux.]
    On 2003-12-28, Jason Hong <net> wrote: 

    IIRC, you've got debian :)

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    Default Re: good Linux candidate for Sun sparc workstations

    On Sun, 28 Dec 2003 08:32:38 +0000, Jason Hong wrote:
     

    The UltraSparc 1s should be deployed as doorstops. The SunBlade100 is
    still useful but you might as well keep Solaris on it, which switch it to
    Linux?

    General Guest

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    Default Re: good Linux candidate for Sun sparc workstations

    General Schvantzkoph wrote: 

    Well a SB100 is a workstation and Solaris is unusable as a
    workstation unless you install ALL of the GNU tools. This
    takes a considerable amount of futzing around and still
    doesn't result in a workstation as usable and versatile
    as Linux.

    Debian on Sparc works real nice.

    Erik

    PS : I know what I'm talking about because I used to work for
    SUN and I have run Linux on Sparc.
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    Erik Guest

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    Default Re: good Linux candidate for Sun sparc workstations

    ["Followup-To:" header set to alt.os.linux.]
    On 2003-12-29, Erik de Castro Lopo <com> wrote: 

    P.S. Do you know how much a Sparc Station 20(disk, ram, processor
    boards...) + monitor + keyboard + mouse would cost today? :)

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