[rescue] Ultra 1 newbie q'ns

Joshua Boyd jdboyd at jdboyd.net
Tue Dec 19 15:01:31 CST 2006

On Tue, Dec 19, 2006 at 03:01:12PM -0600, Lionel Peterson wrote:
> >From: Magnus <magnus at yonderway.com>
> >Date: 2006/12/19 Tue PM 01:40:30 CST
> >To: The Rescue List <rescue at sunhelp.org>
> >Subject: Re: [rescue] Ultra 1 newbie q'ns
> >Yuri K wrote:
> >
> >> 1. Do I have enough RAM to play and learn Solaris 9?
> >
> >Yes, per http://www.sun.com/software/solaris/9/specs.xml
> You'll function, but you'll want more - but even if you quadruple the
> RAM, an Ultra 1 is still a fairly slow machine (by current n-Gigahertz
> standards), BUT, it is a fine place to start learning. 
> I would caution you to avoid spending any real money on the
> machine... By this I mean, a few dollars to get some RAM is great, but
> before you spend more than say, $25 on an enhancement to your Ultra 1,
> consider waiting and getting a bigger system (preferably PCI instead
> of SBUS) for a few dollars more... 

I would generally rather a U1 to an IDE 270mhz U5.  

I can't say that I love the 333mhz SCSI U5 much better.

U30s, OTOH, are dirt cheap and feel very nice.
Joshua D. Boyd
jdboyd at jdboyd.net

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