[rescue] What would you do?

Chad A. Chance rescue at sunhelp.org
Sun Jun 24 00:14:38 CDT 2001

I guess it will be the Sun Blade then, I currently have a farm of SS10s and
SS20s doing my server tasks and they still have room to grow. What I'm
looking for is something to replace the SS20 I have as a workstation, it's
so bad I still use my Dell laptop for web browsing and e-mail. I'll still
keep this X86 for Diablo II, Black & White, and Quicken, but I want to use a
UNIX box for everything else.
I just wish there was something in the UNIX realm to replace Quicken, then I
could say I just use my PeeCee for games....


-----Original Message-----
From: rescue-admin at sunhelp.org [mailto:rescue-admin at sunhelp.org]On
Behalf Of Bill Bradford
Sent: Saturday, June 23, 2001 11:14 PM
To: rescue at sunhelp.org
Subject: Re: [rescue] What would you do?

On Sat, Jun 23, 2001 at 11:05:27PM -0500, Chad A. Chance wrote:
> The question is, what should I do with this fat check that I will be
> in a matter of weeks?
> Get a new SunBlade 100 with all the goodies? Or...
> Get a nice used Ultra 30 or something with all the goodies?

What will you be doing with the machine?  For desktop use, go for the
SunBlade; if server ops or heavy number crunching, go for a U30 with a
CPU with plenty of L2 cache and a Creator 3D.

I've got a dual-360mhz U60 and a SB100 (with Expert3D Lite) at home and
they're both good desktops, but the SB100 "feels" faster due to the
500Mhz CPU (even tho it only has 256K of L2 cache, versus 4meg on each
of the U60's CPUs) and Expert3D Lite versus Creator3D.


Bill Bradford
mrbill at mrbill.net
Austin, TX
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