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Hi, Few questions to the linux users who have worked on Sun Ultra 10 I have a Sun Ultra10 workstation(UltraSPARC-IIi 300MHz, 256 MB RAM) and plan to port a HPUX ...
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    Which Vesrion of Linux for Sun Ultra 10


    Hi,

    Few questions to the linux users who have worked on Sun Ultra 10

    I have a Sun Ultra10 workstation(UltraSPARC-IIi 300MHz, 256 MB RAM) and plan
    to port a HPUX 10.20 based system on this machine using Linux. My questions are:
    1. Is this possible?
    2.What Linux distro of I should use?
    3.Which is the best known Linux supported on Sun Ultra machines?
    4. Is Sun Ultra support available on the internet?
    5. How far this Ultra system be better then a Intel system?

    Shall much appreciate your help.

    Thanks,
    Amit

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    I've never had a Sun workstation, so I don't really know, but check the different distributions' websites. The distro that's the most probable to have sparc would probably be debian, but I'm not sure.

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    I love SPARCstations, although i have no expiriance running anything other then Solaris on them, which i also liked quite a bit. If you really wanna ditch Solaris, Debian probably would be your best bet, but i think keeping Solaris would be easiest for you.

    Suns are really good for mathematical processing they are 32-bit rather then 16-bit processing, however i found using the GUI to be annoyingly slow, but after I added some RAM that didnt bother me anymore.

    -Jordan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hazmat
    Suns are really good for mathematical processing they are 32-bit rather then 16-bit processing
    You seem to be implying that Intel processors are 16-bit?

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    oops

    wow... i must've been really tired last night or somthing, cuz i dont even remember posting that. pay me no attention.
    -Jordan

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