[CentOS] Sparc?

Tue Dec 29 22:24:37 UTC 2009
Tim Nelson <tnelson at rockbochs.com>

----- "Slack-Moehrle" <mailinglists at mailnewsrss.com> wrote:
> My 12 year old wants to learn more about servers and has memorized a
> lot of commands like ls, chmod, du, etc.
> He wants to have his own domain and server on the web and I have
> enough Static IP's, so why not foster this interest. 

Fantastic! Nothing helps creativity and exploration like the support of a parent.

> I have an old ultra sparc 5. Are there any CentOS versions that
> support Sparc? 

Some older CentOS versions may have supported SPARC. Recently, I've been running Debian and FreeBSD on my SPARC gear with no problems to speak of. IIRC, your best bet these days besides Solaris on SPARC is going to be either NetBSD or OpenBSD in terms of support and completeness.

> Or recommendations? I know OpenBSD does, but I am more versed in
> Solaris and versions like Slackware or CentOS or Ubuntu.

See above. :-)

> He also says that ZFS rules all and is pissed Apple did not adopt it.
> Kids will be kids!

You should go into a rant about "When I was your age... we didn't have ZFS, or Reiserfs, or even ext2/3. We had FAT. And we liked it. And nobody complained. Not like you young punks have it with your 'journaling' this and 'snapshots' that."