Sk 2011-12-17 21:43:05
While I’ve been using Unix for many years, I’ve only recently become
interested in actually owning a copy of the software and a machine to run it
on. I have a linux box set up, and bsd is running on another machine, but
I’d really love to run Unix.
My question is this: Can I have just a single machine running, or do I need
a server and workstations/terminals? I went to my local recycled computer
place this weekend and was overwhelmed at the options: the tiny half-shoebox
looking machines, the large pizza-box shaped machines, the midi-towers,
If I just want to run Unix at home, what’s my best option, hardware-wise?
I don’t need Solaris 10, though I do dream about 64 Bit Opteron chips. For
my current level, an older version (SunOS 5.9?) would suit me just fine.
Which leads me to my next question… once I get the hardware, where can I
get the software? Any ideas?
Thanks very much in advance!
Bill marcum 2011-12-17 21:43:08
You could use a PC, maybe even dual-boot the one you use for Linux or BSD.
Solaris is free for personal use, and I’ve heard that Sun is planning to GPL
Sk 2011-12-17 21:43:10
Thanks very much!! I didn’t know that was an option, but am happy to hear
it. Do you know where I might download it? Can’t seem to find it on the Sun
site for free download as most of their links point right to Solaris 10. Not
quite ready for that!
Thanks again for the info!
Sk 2011-12-17 21:43:12
I answered my own question, immediately after posting.
Conrads 2011-12-17 21:43:55
You have a Linux box, and a BSD box. Are you not satisfied with this? Why
throw away good money on a commercial brand of Unix which will only turn out
to be inferior to the perfectly good free ones you’re already using? —
Conrad J. Sabatier