Dystopian Open Source

[New to Gemini? Have a look at my Gemini FAQ.] This article was bi-posted to Gemini and the Web; Gemini version is here: gemini://gemini.circumlunar.space/users/kraileth/neunix/2021/dystopian_open_source.gmi Happy New Year dear reader! The other day I watched a video on YouTube that had only 6 views since last October. It is about a very important topic, though, and … Continue reading Dystopian Open Source

Running OpenBSD on SPARC64 (HTTPd, packages, patching, X11, …)

In my previous post I described the process of installing OpenBSD 6.0 on a SPARC64 machine and updating it all the way to 6.5. Now it's time to actually do something with it to get an idea of how well OpenBSD works on this architecture! OpenBSD's base system The OpenBSD team takes pride in providing … Continue reading Running OpenBSD on SPARC64 (HTTPd, packages, patching, X11, …)

A SPARC in the night – SunFire v100 exploration

While we see a total dominance of x86_64 CPUs today, there are at least some alternatives like ARM and in the long run hopefully RISC-V. But there are other interesting architectures as well - one of them is SPARC (the Scalable Processor ARChitecture). This article is purely historic, I'm not reviewing new hardware here. It's … Continue reading A SPARC in the night – SunFire v100 exploration