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Posted: Mon Nov 03, 2008 4:25 pm
by killasnake
Welcome to the forum, if you have any questions please ask.

Posted: Mon Nov 03, 2008 4:29 pm
by teknoge3k
iKitsune wrote:Yeah. I'm off work today, and Solaris takes a while to install.

Do you mean Slowaris?

I have a Sparc 10 workstation that had Slowaris on it. I immediately put NetBSD on the box.

Welcome to the forum, Gina. I am new here too. I was here last year but never posted. I decided to post this year. :D

Posted: Mon Nov 03, 2008 6:08 pm
by iKitsune
teknoge3k wrote:
iKitsune wrote:Yeah. I'm off work today, and Solaris takes a while to install.

Do you mean Slowaris?

I have a Sparc 10 workstation that had Slowaris on it. I immediately put NetBSD on the box.

Welcome to the forum, Gina. I am new here too. I was here last year but never posted. I decided to post this year. :D

A SS10? Wow, must have been Solaris 7. That was Slowaris. I'm installing Solaris 10 u6 on a dual-core Pentium D machine I have around so I can get my Sun Ray terminals working.

Posted: Mon Nov 03, 2008 6:43 pm
by GinaBeana87
Thanks for the warm welcome!

G-man how in the world do you get away with no Monday or Tuesday classes? Lucky dog!

Posted: Mon Nov 03, 2008 6:55 pm
by teknoge3k
iKitsune wrote:
teknoge3k wrote:
iKitsune wrote:Yeah. I'm off work today, and Solaris takes a while to install.

Do you mean Slowaris?

I have a Sparc 10 workstation that had Slowaris on it. I immediately put NetBSD on the box.

Welcome to the forum, Gina. I am new here too. I was here last year but never posted. I decided to post this year. :D

A SS10? Wow, must have been Solaris 7. That was Slowaris. I'm installing Solaris 10 u6 on a dual-core Pentium D machine I have around so I can get my Sun Ray terminals working.


Yes, it was a SS10/Solaris 7. It turned me off from Solaris. I've always been a BSD man myself, but also enjoyed Red Hat before it went commercial. :)
Maybe I'll give Solaris another shot tho. :D It'll give me something to do.

Posted: Mon Nov 03, 2008 7:37 pm
by iKitsune
teknoge3k wrote:Yes, it was a SS10/Solaris 7. It turned me off from Solaris. I've always been a BSD man myself, but also enjoyed Red Hat before it went commercial. :)
Maybe I'll give Solaris another shot tho. :D It'll give me something to do.


Solaris 10 and OpenSolaris have come a long way from the bad old days. Solaris 10's Java Desktop System is based on GNOME, and includes Firefox, Pidgin IM, Flash, and StarOffice. I was surprised at its performance even on my old Ultra 60 with 256 MB RAM.