[rescue] sparc10 cpu - what to do.

Andrew Jones andrew at jones.ec
Fri Dec 16 16:16:04 CST 2016

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.

In the early 90s, the UNIX vendors chased the "real" desktop business 
with entry-level products, but none of them were very successful.

$10k put into the PC market would buy you something that ran Windows 3.0 
at lightning speed.

$10k put into a SparcStation 1 / SGI Indy / HP 712 would get you a 
system that thrashed swap just to load the desktop.

It should not be surprising that businesses standardized on PC solutions.

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