[rescue] Sun crushes the used Sun market

Shawn Wallbridge shawn at synack-hosting.com
Tue Jun 28 11:09:35 CDT 2005

On Mon, Jun 27, 2005 at 09:25:41PM -0400, Patrick Giagnocavo 
717-201-3366 wrote:

>I just realized that Sun is trying to kill off the used Sun hardware
>This means good news for those of us collecting the older stuff.
>They just announced an $895 Opteron system, or, if you pay $30 a month
>for 3 years, they give you the hardware, plus Sun Studio 10 and some
>other software, plus they give you a Sun support contract (which I
>suppose lets you access all the stuff that used to be free). 
>Contrast that with the used  $175 V100 I just bought ... suddenly it
>doesn't appear to be as great a deal given there is no support and
>nothing is bundled with it. 

I don't think so. I would still rather have a nice hefty SPARC box 
rather than a glorified PC running things that matter.

Comparing the U20 to stuff like the e450 or the like is kind of silly. 
They really don't compare.

I am very interested in picking up a U20 myself, but for a workstation. 
Any server I run will be designed as a server, not a commodity pc.


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