[rescue] FS: (PURGE) all sorts of classic computer parts, computers, networking, ink/toner, etc

J. Alexander Jacocks jjacocks at gmail.com
Fri Jun 10 14:09:49 CDT 2016

On Fri, Jun 10, 2016 at 2:20 PM, C	ric Bertrand <eric.ricomac at gmail.com>

> Maybe an sx buffer will be better, it's supported until 9


The sx works fine, but I'd stick with Solaris 2.6, if you go the Solaris 2
route.  Otherwise, SunOS 4.1.x will surely run well.  I actually thought
that my SS20, with a pair of SM81s, was reasonably fast.  I used it as my
primary desktop, in the late 90s, including web browsing.  In fact, it
served very well until I replaced it with an Ultra 2, and then a Cycle
Quad, which was my favorite Sparc workstation, of all times.  I wish that I
hadn't let mine go.

If you're willing to consider non-Sun-developed OSes, I'd suggest
NetBSD/sparc.  There is still a fairly decent community, and the SX/cg14 is
supported for accelerated 24bit graphics.  That (and the similar
OpenBSD/sparc) is probably the only way that you'll have a close-to-secure
32 bit Sparc, in 2016.

- Alex

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