OpenBSD on 32-bit SPARC in 2011

Posted by Steven_Rosenber on Apr 4, 2011 2:53 PM EDT
Life, the Universe and Debian; By Steven Rosenberg
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I’ve been going back and forth on whether to get rid of my Sun Sparcstation 20 and all of the hardware and software that goes with it. After I got the SS20 for $10 plus a nominal shipping fee (and it’s the shipping that’ll kill you) from eBay, I got it running with OpenBSD and Solaris 9 at various times. Yeah, it’s a 1995-era system, And even though SPARC is optimized for Unix in a way x86 will never be, there’s only so much you can do with a 50 MHz SPARC CPU and 256 MB of RAM.

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