[rescue] IE on Solaris - WAS:::::compiling old software re: emacs on SunOS 4.1.4

Stephen Conley cheetah at tanabi.org
Sun Jun 3 08:22:37 CDT 2018

Heh, Internet Exploder on Solaris was actually the only thing I can recall
running that *locked up* my Solaris machine back in the day (Sun SPARC 20
dual cpu, maxed out RAM, Solaris 2.6).  It wasn't because it used too much
resources, it just did something that locked up the whole UI and at that
particular time I had no way to remote in and fix it so I had to hard
reboot it.

Of course, back then, I did the very stupid thing of being always logged in
as root, so that was probably part of it :)  Made something poorly written
capable of bringing down the whole machine.

On Sun, Jun 3, 2018 at 3:32 AM, Jerry Kemp <sun.mail.list47 at oryx.us> wrote:

> Sorry for replying to old stuff.
> Been out over the last week and I am catching up.
> That said, Andrew and Jonathan, is this *really* your opinion?  Or is the
> sarcasm just not making it across the Internet?
> At least from my experience, and that of peer (sys admins), it was a
> horrible, nasty, buggy product that, we all suspected, merely filled in a
> check box for m$, and was gone as quick as it appeared.  We (sys admins)
> all quickly loaded it up, played with it a bit, then just as quickly
> deleted it.  Was working at a large oil exploration company at the time.
> Supporting hundreds of geologist at the time (23 floors worth), all with
> SPARC Solaris based desktop's.  God-help-us if any them had seen or knew
> about IE on Solaris's existence and had asked for it.
> One of the few products I don't keep a copy of in my (personal) archive.
> Nothing positive to say about it.
> These comments where just funnies?  Just missed 1 April by a bit?  Right?
> Jerry
> On 29/05/2018 14:11, Andrew Jones wrote:
>> The b bestb  browser on hardware that old is probably Internet Explorer
>> for UNIX.
>> Buggy, little or no CSS, but at least itb s fast
>> ....................................................................
> On 29/05/2018 15:17, Jonathan Patschke wrote:
> >
> > IE for Solaris was pretty darned good, as was IE for MacOS.
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