[CentOS] Sparc?

Timo Schoeler timo.schoeler at riscworks.net
Tue Dec 29 22:31:17 UTC 2009

On 12/29/2009 11:28 PM, Slack-Moehrle wrote:
> Timo,
>> I have an old ultra sparc 5. Are there any CentOS versions that
>> support Sparc?
> IIRC there was CentOS 4.6, but I'm not sure. Is it a 'Sun Ultra 5' or a
> 'SPARCstation 5'?
> It is a Sun Ultra 5
>> He also says that ZFS rules all
> Yap, it's nice. If he wants ZFS and maybe wants to become a great
> hacker, he may want to have a look at FreeBSD for sparc64; it's not a
> first tier architecture, so there maybe some adventures during
> installation/use, but it could be worth a try... ;)
> Ah, I forgot about FreeBSD.

FreeBSD has got the most mature ZFS implementation of the BSDs; however,
NetBSD also got ZFS now (you have to use -current for this), and is the
'more geeky' BSD, if I may say so. I like it most of the BSDs. Also,
their sparc64 port is very good. I ran it on the U10 I had.

>> and is pissed Apple did not adopt it.
> Nah, they didn't need it for their iPods. Or do they still build
> computers (or, 'Mac'-labeled PeeCee hardware)? SCNR.
> I think I saw that my local Apple Store did have one computer for sale..maybe more :)

Just kidding.

> -Jason


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