[rescue] You see a wild SPARCstation 20. What do?

leaknoil leaknoil at charter.net
Thu Jan 12 19:05:57 CST 2012

On 1/12/2012 4:26 PM, Robert Novak wrote:
> Hi all,
> I pulled my old SS20 out of storage this weekend (in the course of cleaning
> out my early-2000s storage spaces), and I'm thinking about putting it into
> use somehow.
> 1) What OS do you guys think I should run on it? I think I'm stuck with
> Sol9 and earlier (maybe even Sol8 and earlier?), or Open/NetBSD, and I've
> read that Open may be quirky on a MP system.

For pure fun SS20 run NextStep natively making it probably the fastest 
native NeXTStep system.  If you can find the vsimm you even get 24bit 
color. Except for a modern web browser it is pretty usable. Lots of cool 
apps out there for it too.

You can't use hypersparc modules with it though.

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