[rescue] Perverse Question

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Sat Jun 14 20:32:48 CDT 2003

On Saturday, June 14, 2003, at 07:43 PM, Jeffrey J. Nonken wrote:
>> While I've turned into quite the Solaris fan in recent years (wake
>> the kids, phone the neighbors), I'd never EVER run it on anything
>> slower than an Ultra1.  With OSs like NetBSD around which is
>> blindingly
>> fast on Sun4C and Sun4M machines, there's just very little point.
>> And
>> if you need Solaris, an Ultra1 is, what, a $40 affair on eBay?
> I've already heard this argument from a fellow in #sparc. I already
> have a pair of SS20s. They work. Fun stuff. I have no money.

   This logic, however, is irrefutable.  I suppose I was speaking from 
the standpoint of starting with no machine at all.

   I'd be happy to send you an Ultra1 if you want to try one out.  I've 
come to like them a lot.

>  If I need performance, I've got an Athlon PeeCee.



Dave McGuire             "I've grown hair again, just
St. Petersburg, FL           for the occasion."       -Doc Shipley

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