FreeBSD/NetBSD/LINUX - Sun/SPARC version yet?

FreeBSD/NetBSD/LINUX - Sun/SPARC version yet?

Post by Contractor - Stuart Ten » Mon, 09 Jan 1995 06:11:35



        I understand that there is a working version of NetBSD that
        will run quite well on the Sparc (not all of them, but I do
        have a sparc IPC and 2, and both are okay for this I
        understand).

        But -- does freebsd work on the sparc?

        And does linux work on the sparc?

        Which is best (obviously Linux is the least bsdish)?

        Do any of these ports run on the HP-9000/7xx series of
        workstations?

        thanks in advance,
        stuart b. tener

 
 
 

FreeBSD/NetBSD/LINUX - Sun/SPARC version yet?

Post by Bill Pa » Mon, 09 Jan 1995 17:10:07


Daring to challenge the will of the almighty Leviam00se,

:       But -- does freebsd work on the sparc?

No.

:       And does linux work on the sparc?

No, but I think there's work underway to port it.

:       Which is best (obviously Linux is the least bsdish)?

You won't find an answer to this question by asking it here. You have
to try them both and decide for yourself. Although, since neither of
them run on the SPARC, I suppose it doesn't really matter.

:       Do any of these ports run on the HP-9000/7xx series of
:       workstations?

No. However I must say that if they did, and if I had about $20,000
to burn, I'd buy one in a second.

:       thanks in advance,
:       stuart b. tener

-Bill

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FreeBSD/NetBSD/LINUX - Sun/SPARC version yet?

Post by Andrew Gillh » Tue, 10 Jan 1995 04:56:24



>Daring to challenge the will of the almighty Leviam00se,

>:   But -- does freebsd work on the sparc?

>No.

NetBSD works great on the SPARC.  It is not so different from FreeBSD,
you should give it a try!

mybox:~> uname -a
NetBSD mybox 1.0 NetBSD 1.0 (MYBOX) #0: Mon Oct 24 18:32:46 EDT 1994

mybox:~> uptime
 2:50PM  up 73 days, 19:53, 1 user, load averages: 0.07, 0.02, 0.00

As you can see, its real *STABLE* too.. :-)

-Andrew
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