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Has anyone given the *BSD's a try? Much more Unix-like than any variant of Linux nowadays imo.

Netbsd has thus far been my favourite. A fully featured operating system that can run on a lot of legacy platforms and on very little resources. I have it running on my quad-CPU Sun Sparcstation 20 from 1994-ish. :smile:
 
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Has anyone given the *BSD's a try? Much more Unix-like than any variant of Linux nowadays imo.

Netbsd has thus far been my favourite. A fully featured operating system that can run on a lot of legacy platforms and on very little resources. I have it running on my quad-CPU Sun Sparcstation 20 from 1994-ish. :smile:

I have not used a Sparc for close to 30 years. It is worked well for the very technical and complex things that we were dealing with, but I never considered getting one for home use due to the lack of common programs available for it at the time. For that time is was a fast and accurate machine.
 

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I have not used a Sparc for close to 30 years. It is worked well for the very technical and complex things that we were dealing with, but I never considered getting one for home use due to the lack of common programs available for it at the time. For that time is was a fast and accurate machine.

I have a few of them. This past year I had 6-7 Sparcstations but I had sold them off and only have 3 now. A sparcstation 1+, 20, and an IPC. All very cool machines

I have a NeXTStation as well that I've been meaning to dump the hard drive's contents of, so that is my next project :smile:
 

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Oh gods I am having flashbacks to using a Sun Sparc in the early 90s. That wasn't especially fun, to be honest.

Totally agree that modern cameras aren't as much fun either. Probably why I use so many vintage cameras and keep vintage tech. Sure, I have modern computers but what was I doing last night? Playing Lunar Jetman on my Sinclair Spectrum while contemplating buying some more reel to reel tape.
 

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How is that relevant? Linux isn't used by many photographers OR businesses. It's seems to be a hobby all to itself, or a religion.

Most high performance clusters and a lot of the cloud is built on Linux. It is more efficient and serves the purpose well.
 
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