SPARC and x64/x86

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Post 3+ Months Ago

I am about to download Solaris 10 for my laptop, the laptop is a 32-bit proc, dont know any other specs yet. (long story)

i need to know which platform to download, x64/x68 or SPARC (which i have never heard of)

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Post 3+ Months Ago

I'm gonna say x64/x68. Or in reality, x64/x86 as most laptops are x86 based. In fact, I've never heard of a SPARC laptop.
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thanks

gonna download it now.

that os looks so nice :)
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Actually SPARC laptops do exist...

http://www.sparc.org/productspg/SPARCbook5000.html

I would guess they are pretty rare though.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Not that rare at all, actually.

X86 Solaris is what you want, but why is beyond me.
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I think that solaris 10 has the same kernel for all the different archs that it supports. Download the i386/x86-64 version and it should work. I have it running on an Athlon XP2000 no problems at all.
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well, i am not going to be using it after all, the laptop has no usb slots, nor a cd-rom drive, just a floppy. i will just mod the laptop for looks.

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