[rescue] Tadpole 3GX + extras for sale

Ian Finder ian.finder at gmail.com
Sun Dec 4 21:54:12 CST 2011

I remember my dad having one when I was a kid, and I've been looking to get
into mid-90s Sparc gear.

I have another 3GX, but it's kinda shitty and I haven't used it much yet.
This is the first one I've seen on ebay in a while, so this was kind of an
impulse buy. I want to be able to at least keep one running between them.


Truth be told, I have very little Solaris / sun4 experience, and I've dealt
mainly with Irix over the years.

The appeal of a Sparc laptop was just too much, but now that I've got one,
what are some must-haves?

I know about the Sun freeware site, and I'm gonna go there to get a build
environment set up, but is there any essential, neat software specifically
for this era of system I should hunt down as opposed to just compiling a
bunch of psuedo-modern stuff on it?

-- Ian

On Sun, Dec 4, 2011 at 7:38 PM, Jay York <jay_york at verizon.net> wrote:

> Congrats.  I paid over a grand for mine.  That was a little while ago.
> Before that, at work, I think we paid almost $15K for one, new.
> -Jay
> On Sun, 2011-12-04 at 19:06 -0800, Ian Finder wrote:
> > Well, I bought the damn thing.
> >
> > Is $202 too much for a damn sparcbook?
> >
> > http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=150709639417
> >
> > If Caleb is reading this, I should have the money I owe him as well :)
> >
> > -- Ian
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   Ian Finder
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   ian.finder at gmail.com

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