[rescue] Wanted: Old Sun Hardware
camonett at woh.rr.com
Wed Oct 14 15:22:30 CDT 2009
> I thought when it came to Sun hardware "old" was an adjective reserved
> for 680x0 Suns.
What usually determines my in-use or collector's status for older
platforms is Ethernet capability (if the platform does it).
Onboard or expandable(read: with commonly available boards) to 10/100
speed Ethernet usually gives a machine a spot as
an in-use platform, otherwise it's in storage.
Newer platforms that can run gigabit inexpensively (and properly) are
in-use by default. Rare as they may be, they do exist.
While it's not a perfect rule, it does work for the greater part of the
time to cut down on unused clutter.
(If you want to nitpick on Ethernet standards, fine. This is just a
general way I evaluate older platforms.)
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