@js Holy. fuck. shit. A sun laptop! Specs?
@js 64-bit Sun laptop from 2005, 400Mhz, half a gig of ram! Damn man. If it really was 2005, I would have just wiped it and put Linux on it :-P .. but that's a piece of history right there.
@feld I dunno. It had a shitty package manager, terrible console tooling .. I don't know about performance, but I know JBoss on Redhat in 2005 absolutely crushed WebSphere on AIX (although that could have had more to do with ... fucking WebSphere). Towards the end of the proprietary UNIX era, the performance wasn't enough to makeup for the shitty tooling and lack of real package management IMO.
@stevelord @feld I forgot about not having yum/zypper. ah yes, all the `rpm -Uvh` or `rpm -Fvh` .. and debs are still a god damn mess under the surface. I love FPM and use it on most of my packaging pipelines, but I do not look at the source code under it. That's the best we have and it's still a mess.
Redhat's shitty licensing meant we had scripts in the Uni lab to download all the security update RPMs.
I started using Gentoo around 2002 (coming off of Linux From Scratch) and I totes agree.
@js That would be pretty damn awesome.
@js Man I remember how badly I wanted one of these back then ^^
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