Sparc desktop vs x86 desktop

Dan Williams williams.dan at gmail.com
Fri Oct 17 09:53:20 CDT 2008


2008/10/16 Zane H. Healy <healyzh at aracnet.com>:
> At 12:21 PM +0100 10/16/08, Dan Williams wrote:
>>
>> I have just bought a dual 900mhz Sparc machine with 2gb memory. for
>> £130. I haven't got it yet. But I am quite sure it will be fast enough
>> to use as a desktop machine. Also should be fairly quick at compiling
>> bits and pieces.
>
> Is it a SunBlade 1000 by any chance?  If so you'd better have a good A/C in
> the room. :-(  I've only been able to run mine in the dead of winter when I
> could open the door and let cool air in.
>
> Zane
>
>
> --
No it's a 2000. It's a lot bigger, noiser and heavier then I was
expecting. I was thinking it was just a tower machine. I didn't
realise the depth of it.
Any idea how well these run with Solaris 10, do you know if it would
run any quicker with 8 or 9.

Dan
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