ideas for an old BSD laptop?
Loren M. Lang
lorenl at alzatex.com
Thu Jan 22 21:14:00 PST 2004
On Thu, Jan 22, 2004 at 07:29:59PM -0500, parv wrote:
> in message <20040122193832.GB55754 at dogma.freebsd-uk.eu.org>,
> wrote Jonathon McKitrick thusly...
> > On Wed, Jan 21, 2004 at 07:06:17PM -0500, parv wrote:
> > : in message <20040120223640.GB39542 at dogma.freebsd-uk.eu.org>,
> > : wrote Jonathon McKitrick thusly...
> > : >
> > : > I haven't used my infamous Toshiba Satellite with FreeBSD 4.8 very
> > : > much since I got my desktop system with a flatscreen. I'm trying
> > : > to think of something interesting to do with it now.
> > : >
> > : > Any ideas on something interesting to use it for? Maybe some kind
> > : > of learning experience?
> > :
> > : Try to run (Free|Net)BSD-current? Or even, Sun Solaris 2.9?
> > Solaris? That might be interesting. You can order Solaris for x86 on CD
> > free from Sun, correct?
> I know one could order Solaris CD but do not know if it the CD would
> be sent (almost) free of cost.
> Does Sun not provide a free downloadable OS image/binary?
Yes, I have Solaris 9 fully downloaded for x86, but there are some
buy only add-ons they recommend. I believe the free part should
give you a full gnome desktop along with other software, but I haven't
had a chance to install it and try it out.
> > Does it work pretty well with laptop hardware?
> To tell you the truth, i listed the operating systems that i would
> like to try out myself, but for (disk) space, thus financial
> reasons, cannot. I was hoping perhaps you could try them out, and
> would let me/us know how other OS's behave...
I'll tell you how it goes, but after using solaris 2.5, I think I'll
stick with free unices.
> - Parv
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I sense much NT in you.
NT leads to Bluescreen.
Bluescreen leads to downtime.
Downtime leads to suffering.
NT is the path to the darkside.
Powerful Unix is.
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