Re: Question From Brazil (fwd)
Tuan Le <Tuan.Le@eng.sun.com> writes:
> I have never used Debian Linux yet so I am not sure it is available
> for Sparc.
Yes, it's been out since last March.
> However I am using Linux RetHat 6.0 on various Sparc
> platforms, including Ultra 1. It is very good, stable...
I run Debian/SPARC on my Ultra5. There are no different issues with
the Ultra1. There are a few gotchas on installation which I can send
to you if you need them. These will be fixed in the upcoming potato
release (probably mid-Feb, but no promises).
> You can download RetHat 6.0 from redhat.com for many mirror sites.
> The RedHat 6.1 for Sparc is not available yet, but very soon.
That reminds me. A real benefit of running Debian as opposed to
RedHat is upgradability. RedHat doesn't have the software coverage or
the robust (i.e., been around for 5 years) upgradability that Debian
Debian and RedHat are positioned a little different -- RedHat, and
it's spawn such as Mandrake, IMHO, is more geared towards Win95 type
users. Debian is more geared towards experienced Unix users who want
the benefit of a community-driven, 400-developer community behind
them. It's true that Debian is much much larger than RedHat -- in a
way, that means that it can be a little intimidating to new users, and
that our release cycles are quite long.
.....Adam Di Carlo....adam@onShore.com.....<URL:http://www.onShore.com/>