Has anyone information about how Sun proceeds with the BlueLinq service on the RaQ since the RaQs have reached their EOL ? Is there an alternative server from a successor or do they post important security updates also after EOL ?
Since I use a RaQ3 with RaQ550 OS (kernel from raqtweak, as far as I know), is it save to install all updates BlueLinq shows or can I destroy anything custom ?
Somewhere I read that all updates can be installed, except of kernel updates (since the kernel is a custom one). Are kernel updates explicitly marked at the BlueLinq package description ?
I cannot become very warm with the other OS alternatives for the RaQs, since I feel that they are only suited for a RaQ550 with large amount of memory and a fast processor.
When using a RaQ3 with CPU upgrade, you even have "just" 500 MHz. Although this is fully sufficient for serving several dozens of websites (also with the RaQ550 OS), I think that the server runs into performance problems when needing to deal with a more complex OS.
Although... a new OS could solve some of my main issues I currently deal with (Belkin UPS config., SMTP auth.),
Sun will not release any patches for Cobalt; there is nobody left there working on the project. The newest server was EOLd 4 years ago; at the longest, Sun Support said they would provide 5 years of support. BlueLinQ is dead (I don't even think the URL is alive anymore).
Look into migrating to BlueQuartz on a generic server.