From: Jochen Kunz <>
Date: Wed Jul 24 08:48:01 2002

On Wed, Jul 24, 2002 at 08:29:45AM -0400, Carlos Murillo wrote:

> I second the commentary on Linux.
Hehehe. ;-)
[The audience should know that I am not that Linux friendly...]

> However, regarding the use of Sun OS 4.1, I disagree.
> While SunOS 4.x is interesting because of its usage of
> NeWS (something like displaypostscript), it is hopelessly behind, not Y2K
> compliant and there is no support.
There are some patches. I know a Sun 3 collector (
who has Y2K patches for sun3(x) SunOS 4. I am sure you can get them
for SPARC as well. SunOS 4 in general is not that behind, as it was
quite modern at its days. (Shared libs, lots of SysV extensions, ...)

> You will have trouble building the newer GNU utilities.
You will have trouble building GNU stuff on anything other than Linux,
or at least a x86 / litle endian / 32 bit machine with gcc.

> you can run Solaris 2.6 on them,
Yes. But SunOS 4 is more "classic" and we are on the classic computers
mailing list... ;-)
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