[rescue] SunPC

Curious George jorge234q at yahoo.com
Wed Oct 10 12:45:58 CDT 2007

--- "Jonathan C. Patschke" <jp at celestrion.net> wrote:

> On Tue, 9 Oct 2007, Curious George wrote:
> > I've got a SunPC card NiB (including even the DOS
> & WfWG licenses --
> > whoopee!).  Is this worth holding onto or should I
> recycle it?  (I
> > don't believe it will work on anything newer than
> > 2.5?)
> It's fun, if you have a proper sbus SPARC in which
> to run it.  It's certainly a lot faster than WABI.

I already have a SunPCi2 running in my U60 so I
understand what you mean (it is actually a great
way for me to support legacy W98 applications
without having to keep a W98 PC on hand!  :> )

> I wouldn't count on anyone parting with cash for it,
> as the x86 CPU on
> there is a low-end 486-class part, IIRC.  Even an
> emulated VM on modern
> hardware would be faster.  However, if you have a
> supported host system,
> it's a fun device, so I wouldn't toss it out.

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