Subject: Re: NetBSD 1.6/Sparc as desktop for BSD newbie?
To: None <>
From: leam <>
List: port-sparc64
Date: 02/05/2003 12:18:14
Hmm... maybe I should provide more info.

The graphics card is probably *not* an advanced one; our desktops are 

I have a 6-pack off the rear that I will load and then "> boot disk3" or 
whatever off of. I'd like X, a web browser (for things like, 
and cut-paste between windows. That and a Samba server are about the 
extent of my needs.

*sigh* You never realize how boring your life is until you write it 
down, do you?



Hubert Feyrer wrote:
> On Wed, 5 Feb 2003, leam wrote:
>>Well, I'm happily enthused about NetBSD as a server. However, I'm
>>wondering about converting my U1 desktop at work to it. As an SA for
>>solaris machines, is NetBSD 1.6/Sparc suitable for a desktop work
>>environment with X, and all the basics?
> Assuming that X works on the machine (I don't know which gfx board you
> have, and which gfx boards NetBSD/sparc64 supports), I'd definitely say
> that's a nice workstation!
>  - Hubert