[rescue] Sun 4/600 firmware found

Nathan Raymond nraymond at gmail.com
Fri Feb 21 09:47:08 CST 2020

On Fri, Feb 21, 2020 at 6:25 AM Michael-John Turner <mj at mjturner.net> wrote:

> On Thu, Feb 20, 2020 at 10:35:53AM -0500, Nathan Raymond wrote:
> >Fascinating bit of history!
> Indeed - thanks. There are some other details in this SunWorld article
> from
> November 1995:
> http://sunsite.uakom.sk/sunworldonline/swol-11-1995/swol-11-pixar.html
> No mention of Ross in that one :)

Nice, that article really fills out some other angles, but I'm really
curious about this comment:

In a sense, Pixar has come full circle. Back in the LucasFilm days, what is
> now Pixar wrote the first operating system Sun used. "The very first Suns
> that were delivered ran a version of Unix that we wrote for them, and for
> the first year of Sun's existence, this group was their largest customer,"
> Catmull recalls.

Is that true? I've never heard that, and my attempts to corroborate that
are coming up short. No mention of Pixar here:


- Nate

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