Solbourne 3000 SPARC clone luggable...
julesrichardsonuk at yahoo.co.uk
Thu Jun 29 13:27:57 CDT 2006
Zane H. Healy wrote:
>> Just had offer of one. Anyone happen to have a picture so I know what I'm
>> dealing with visually? Google turns up almost nothing, and no images.
>> I'm suspecting that it's not of sufficient interest to justify the space it'd
>> take up (we have enough real SPARC hardware as it is, plus a couple of misfits
>> like an Axil clone and a Tadpole notebook)
> GET IT!!! If you weren't in the UK, I'd be very tempted to ask about
> getting it!
Problem is that space is finite and we've got plenty of luggable-class
machines of various flavours already. It might be a nice box, but then we've
got plenty of nice Sun hardware already. Seems too big and bulky for a
terminal to use to support other system. It's not like it has whizzy graphics
or audio that can attract the public either - even though it's quirky and
perhaps interesting in a Sun context, I rather suspect it'd sit in storage
most of its life because available visible space would have to be given over
to more 'attractive' items.
In an ideal world we'd have infinite storage space - I realise we could quite
easily never see another of these! I suppose it's one of those situations
where I'd like to see it go to a private collector who'd get a bit more
use/enjoyment out of it - but such that we might be able to borrow it for a
short period of time one day when some display that was relevant to it was
> Based on the pictures, and what little info I could find, it looks like it's
> the system I've been wanting for a long time. Unfortunately it looks like
> if you get it, you'd best be sure you get an OS with it.
Thanks for the links. Certainly not a lot of info out there! I'll find out
what sort of working state this one's in and whether it comes with OS media...
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