Bailing on Solaris?

Marko Lerota mlerota at
Wed Jan 26 19:47:00 UTC 2011

John Jackson <johnj at> writes:

> healthy support for Sparc platforms?  I'm trying to decide where to
> jump to, 

I have jumped from Linux and Solaris to FreeBSD, and I'm never going 
back. Life has been better for me since then :-)

> since Oracle seems like it's accellerating toward death for
> Solaris as I've come to gladly know it over the last 5 years or so.
> Does anyone want to email me their opinion on using FreeBSD on Sun
> hardware?  I've got 4 Sunfire 280R's that I've been planning on
> putting into service for the next 5 years or so..

I have only one FreeBSD server on Sparc (Sun 420R). And it runs without 
any problems for 4 years now. Last uptime was more than 500 days. 
I had to upgrade the server from 6x to 7.3-RELEASE. So there were no 
crash dumps of any kind related to FreeBSD OS and Sun hardware support. 
Everything I needed I founded in ports. So I'd say, FreeBSD runs like 
hell on Sun hardware. Ooops! Oracle :-)

Marko Lerota
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