[geeks] Sun JDS screenshots
lionel4287 at verizon.net
Tue Nov 23 21:43:49 CST 2004
> From: patrick at mail.zill.net (Patrick Giagnocavo)
> Date: 2004/11/22 Mon AM 01:30:07 GMT
> To: velociraptor <velociraptor at gmail.com>,
> The Geeks List <geeks at sunhelp.org>
> Subject: Re: [geeks] Sun JDS screenshots
> Not two hours ago I finished up the install of Nextstep 3.3 on a
> Sparcstation 4, 110Mhz, 128MB RAM system. This is roughly equivalent
> to a Pentium 166 or Pentium 200, I think.
> Yet it runs smooth as buttah, and aside from some nits which are
> explained by the fact that it is a 10-year-old OS ... it is a better
> GUI than JDS or Gnome or KDE (e.g. it doesn't like large disks due to
> either a 2GB or 4GB partition limit).
> So basically I am running a better, more-integrated, equally-robust
> system on hardware that is literally 10% as fast as what you need for
> decent performance for JDS (figure at least a P3-1Ghz and 512MB RAM
> for zippiness).
I'm curious, how high-end a box will it run on? SS/20 SMP box? SS5/170?
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