[rescue] sparc10 cpu - what to do.

Steve Rikli sr at genyosha.net
Fri Dec 16 15:30:44 CST 2016

On Fri, Dec 16, 2016 at 04:09:17PM -0500, Dave McGuire wrote:
> On 12/16/2016 04:03 PM, Phil Stracchino wrote:
> > Desktop PC sales were overwhelmingly driven by business, and business
> > didn't want to put a Sparc/MIPS/Alpha based Unix workstation on every
> > desk.  Really, that's what killed Sun, and SGI, and Digital.
>   Except that all of the above made far more server hardware than
> workstation hardware, except for Sun, in the beginning.  Later, as you
> well know, they moved entirely into the server world.  These guys
> weren't particularly *trying* to compete with desktop PCs.

SGI was.  Except they (I was there at the time) were really very bad at
it.  ;-)

Ironically SGI (or "Sqi" as we spelled it internally after the font
change, when no management were around) might have been better off had
they concentrated on server gear instead of clinging desperately to
graphics and workstations; but it was probably a lost cause in any case.

Too much management.  Or too much of the wrong kind.  [shrug]

Painful as it was to ride it out, I miss the 90's era unix days.

Hope all the Sun & SGI manuals arrived OK, Dave.  I think that might
have been the last of my docs from those days.  I'm glad they found a
good home, but sad to have another part of my history go away.


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