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Interesting, I might have to contact Oracle support on that one (when I tried to install Solaris 11 on a client's server, I got a "your system isn't supported" error.
Support contracts have to be paid, or that's the answer you get.
"The Sun Fire server brand was a series of server computers introduced in 2001".
You think something from 2001 is old? What are you? 12?
Eh, it's past end of service life. Fine for a home or lab use, but, yeah, a 1280 is old. Beautiful hardware, built like a battleship. But at this point, having any of the purple generation of Sun gear in a datacenter is just a disaster recovery situation waiting to happen. So, old, certainly. Useless? Not by a far stretch. Just no longer enterprise-ready.
From page 2 of this report, "Since the project began, the results have been evident. More than 200 armed criminals were removed from Richmond streets during the first year of Project Exile alone. An entire gang responsible for multiple murders has been dismantled. In 1998, murders were 33 percent below 1997, the lowest number since 1987. In 1999, murders are down yet another 29 percent."
Compare this with the Assault Weapons Ban, which accomplished nothing. Here's the National Institute of Justice's report, describing how it had no effect in reducing crime:
"A number of factors—including the fact that the banned weapons and magazines were rarely used to commit murders in this country, the limited availability of data on the weapons, other components of the Crime Control Act of 1994, and State and local initiatives implemented at the same time—posed challenges in discerning the effects of the ban."