[nycbug-talk] Which B

Charles Sprickman spork
Fri Nov 19 20:58:22 EST 2004

On Fri, 19 Nov 2004, Francisco Reyes wrote:

> On Fri, 19 Nov 2004, G T wrote:
>> Indeed. OpenBSD is the way to go. Less extra,
>> more juice. Choose OS that will get more from
>> the hard and layered it with security. OBSD do well specially wit sparc and 
>> i386
> Would OpenBSD be easy enough to learn for a FreeBSD user?
> At a new client of mine they have two Sparc enterprise 220s.
> I am still undecided if to advice them to sell or to see if there would be 
> any use for them.

Let's not forget about the "forgotten" NetBSD. :)


I'm not sure if they have smp yet or not.  They do have solaris binary 


Ah, here we go, SMP info:


You'd have to go to 2.0, but that sounds fun.


> In general I still kind of wonder what is the advantage of using Sparc over 
> Intel for a BSD. Specially these two machines are only Dual 450Mhz. I don't 
> have any experience with sparc to know how these would compare to a FreeBSD 
> machine with Intel/AMD.
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