Re: Solaris source

Ricky Beam (
Fri, 2 May 1997 03:48:13 -0400 (EDT)

Letting the chips far where they may, I quote Jakub Jelinek:
>Ultralinux has no SMP yet, and I guess noone has a SMP Ultra handy for

<big sheepish grin> It's not so much of having an Ultra, it's more a
question of how long it would take the owners to realize:
a) the web site on that box ain't on it anymore [I can reorganize web server
to host mappings in a matter of seconds]
b) their 30k$ monster machine is running linux.

I could certainly push linux on that thing one Sunday morning when nobody
was watching... [Dual 200Mhz UltraII]

>Several people in Sun already told me that Sun's main aim in the OS field is
>to beat Linux. I keep telling them, hey, fight against Microsoft, but they
>probably want to compete with real Operating Systems and not with Microsoft

There's no point in fighting Micro$haft... they can have the idiot section
of the computer market. Linux is UNIX -- and that means it ain't as simple
as "click here to begin." [I'll shutup before I start ranting...]

So, how long can you run a win95 machine before you have no choice but to
reboot? I've had linux boxes running for months without problems:
3:40am up 98 days, 23:23, 1 user, load average: 0.00, 0.00, 0.00

Defiant (this here machine) has been up 80+03:35 plus the accumulated days
of being halted -- the machine is on UPS, but the terminal isn't.
[Boottime: Mon Feb 10 13:55]