[rescue] Sun 486i (was: SunPC drivers for solaris and sunos)

Peter Stokes peter at ashlyn.co.uk
Tue Mar 20 12:50:20 CDT 2018


I had the misfortune to use a Sun 386i at Agfa one of our customers and can
only remember it was the worst PC I had ever used, read slowest. It took
forever to do anything from memory.


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> On 20 Mar 2018, at 11:33, Liam Proven <lproven at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 20 March 2018 at 12:24, Walter Belgers <walter+rescue at belgers.com>
>> I guess they must have been pretty similar looking to the 386i though?
>> with another motherboard inside.
> I did a little Googling. It sounds like it. I wonder if Sun used any
> kind of 32-bit expansion bus, though?
> ISA wasn't good on a 386, but it was a major limitation on a 486. An
> ex of mine had a 486SX PC with only ISA slots, no local bus at all --
> they did exist. I put 32MB of RAM in it, and a 486 DX2/66 chip, but it
> was a dog of a PC and there was little else I could do to improve it.
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