FreeBSD on its Way to Ultra Sparc
Members of the FreeBSD UNIX team have been porting FreeBSD to the Sun Ultra Sparc platform for the past few months, and first booted a machine into 'single' user mode on the 18th of October. Single user mode supports all the basic functions of FreeBSD aside from actually multi-user support.
Even though other UNIX Operating systems such as OpenBSD have had this support for sometime, they lack the program and commercial base that FreeBSD currently enjoys. As the core of Apple's new OS X and now steady on the path to Sun compatibly, FreeBSD is beginning to surface as an open source alternative to Linux or Windows based systems.
Downloads of FreeBSD for Ultra Sparc will be posted to FileForum when they become available.