[SATLUG] Installing Solaris on an older PC
wwalker at bybent.com
Sun Mar 30 10:05:07 CDT 2008
On Sun, Mar 30, 2008 at 08:23:16AM -0500, satlugacct at jchampion.com wrote:
> Hi all,
> I have an older whitebox PIII 866 with 512mb of ram. I would like to
> install Solaris on it to learn and to play with. I see where the system
> requirements state that this is the minimum for a working system.
It should perform reasonably.
> So would the performance be less than satisfactory? I would hate to build a
> new box for this.
I would not build a new box. But for experiemtnation, I'd recommend
VMware over a second computer in most cases. If your desktop is twice
as fast as the old hardware and has more more free diskspace, install
Solaris under VMware.
> Are there any other OS' that I could plan with instead? Other than
If interested in firewalls, look into pfsense and install it (requires
OpenBSD I think).
If you want really different stuff, find Plan9 and install it. It's a
completely different compute model.
You could also look at something microkernel based (something based on
the Gnu HURD kernel, but they may not be ready for prime time
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