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  • MartUX: OpenIndiana Reviving Sun SPARC Hardware

    Phoronix: MartUX: OpenIndiana Reviving Sun SPARC Hardware

    MartUX is a new OpenIndiana/Illumos-based Solaris distribution for reviving SPARC hardware support...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTE5NDY

  • #2
    great news

    This is great! Now old SPARC CPU users will be able to use a modern Solaris system with SunOS 5.11. Now we are not stuck with Solaris 10 anymore.

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    • #3
      Why are the ram requirements so freakishly high? :/ especially on solaris versions 9+

      Java shoudln't be that inefficient. In any case I have a U1E and Blade 100 neither of which have enough ram to run it at the moment :/

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      • #4
        Originally posted by cb88 View Post
        Why are the ram requirements so freakishly high? :/ especially on solaris versions 9+

        Java shoudln't be that inefficient. In any case I have a U1E and Blade 100 neither of which have enough ram to run it at the moment :/
        Java isn't the issue, in fact you can pretty much run the system without it (Don't get confused by the "Java Desktop" which is just a rebranded Gnome, nothing to do with Java, just made by "Sun") ...

        ZFS is the issue, it's a huge memory hog ... but you kinda have to expect that from the advantages that you get from it.

        There are screenshots though that show it running on a 1Gb machine ... might still be worth a go on your old hardware.

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        • #5
          Yeah, Java should not be the issue. You can try to figure out the problem of ZFS

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          • #6
            What exactly is ZFS?

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            • #7
              RE: What is ZFS

              Originally posted by allison View Post
              What exactly is ZFS?
              http://www.lmgtfy.com/?q=zfs&l=1

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