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    Default 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

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    Thumbs up 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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    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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    Quote 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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    Yeah, Java should not be the issue. You can try to figure out the problem of ZFS

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    What exactly is ZFS?

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    Default RE: What is ZFS

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

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