Can I preface this post by saying I am new to sparc and have only dabbled in installing Debian (although I have been building PC's for >9yrs and using flavours of linux for 7 yrs).
I installed Solaris 10 on my Ultra5 and then though it fun to install Debian - which went fine -no problems there. Linux seemed to run faster but of course the current stable version is fairly 'old'.
What is he current availability of newer or unstable packages - is there quite a comprehensive selection?
Can I (or how do I/do I have to) compile packages for sparc (I have done this for i386)?
Any other gotchas??
Pl remember I am new to Debian/SPARC and