[SPARCbook] Considering shutting down this list
paul at douglasfamily.au.com
Mon Dec 29 04:14:08 CST 2008
My Ultrabook I died some time ago and I have not replaced it. I wonder
if, for most of us (ie without company budgets), there's really much
future for mobile sparc computing?
I constructed a more-or-less portable machine out of some Ultra 5
innards, a micro-PC case and a TFT screen but it was only portable in
the sense that it was easy enough to carry around. It sill needed mains
I now have a Lenovo thinkpad X61 with opensolaris on it. Ok, it's not
binary compatible with my desktop sparc, but there is lots of software
for it (more, actually). It's small, lightweight, has a 3-button mouse,
does 5 hours plus on the bigger battery and for a 2008 model cost me
under GBP 500 on ebay.
I still have a battery left over from the Ultrabook. It's P/N
270101101. I have no idea if it works, one would have to assume not
very well, but if anyone wants it they are welcome to it. If you are in
UK I'd be happy to just post it if you let me have your address.
Overseas it's unlikely to be worth the expense.
Bill Bradford wrote:
> Anybody still out there? I've not seen any list activity in more
> than two months, and am realizing that SPARCBook "scene" may be just
> about dead.
> if you're still out there, speak up!
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