[rescue] Want: Sun Blade 150

Jerry Kemp sun.mail.list47 at oryx.us
Fri Feb 10 04:17:31 CST 2017

Please reference


shows that the SunBlade 150 OS support begins with Solaris 10 GA thru current.

I completely agree that a Sun Blade 2000 or 2500 or something similar would 
provide a better user experience.

That said, should the OP find a Sun Blade 150 fall into his lap, said 
workstation should have no problem running :

* up to and the latest Solaris 10u11,
* Solaris 11 Express (but NOT Solaris 11 GA) and also
* some of the OpenSolaris based distro that provide Sparc 4U support.

Finally, whatever is ultimately chosen, I would :

* max out the system memory
* If a GUI is required, explore some of the more lightweight X11 window managers
* explore and see if an SSD disk option is a possibility

Many years ago, I used an Ultra 10 as the workstation on my desk.  I 
kid-you-not, it was a night and day speed difference after dumping all the IDE 
stuff, then replacing it with a nice SCSI card + drive(s).

Good Luck,


On 02/10/17 02:12 AM, Jonathan Katz wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 10, 2017 at 3:59 AM,  <r4400 at cocaine.ninja> wrote:
>> This is by a long shot, but does anyone near me (SoCal 92069) have a Sun
>> Blade 150 they don't need and want to give away? Looking to get my first
>> SPARC system and mess around with Solaris. Thanks.
> I passed your message to a non-list member who is in socal who I know
> has some Sparc gear in his storage unit which he wants to part with.
> Hopefully he'll be in touch with you. I think his stuff was older/32
> bit and not 64bit UltraSparc gear. That would limit you to Solaris 8.
> If you set your sights on something with more horsepower (V240/Sun
> Blade 2000) you can run a more recent OS, Solaris 10. They're out
> there, but likely not "free."

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