[rescue] Sun2/120 SunOS 3.2 suntools movie (was: advise on Sun2 disk install)

allison allisonportable at gmail.com
Thu Dec 6 08:13:20 CST 2018

On 12/06/2018 07:28 AM, Liam Proven via cctech wrote:
> On Thu, 6 Dec 2018 at 12:44, Tony Duell <ard.p850ug1 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I don't think anyone is questioning that it's a workstation, and that it was
>> made by Sun.
>> I think the problem is over 'first' and that a Sun-2 is not going to be the
>> 'first' model.
> Ah! Excellent point. I have to admit, I was totally unfamiliar with
> the very early Sun products. I was happy with my little ZX Spectrum
> back then, and being about 14, wasn't paying much attention to the
> world of academic Unix usage. :-)
> Looking up the SUN-1, I see that it lacked a graphics adapter, and was
> a text-only machine. I didn't know that. That alone means that it's
> not really what I think of when I think of a Sun workstation: no
> windowing system means that for me it's not really a workstation.
> But as a single-user Unix machine, yes, it unquestionably qualifies,
> and I need to redefine my terms and my thinking a little...
During my days at DEC in the later 80s the definition of workstation was
1MIPS processing power,
1M pixels, Desktop or desk side (fairly compact).  Graphics and
processing power were high
and lots of ram and sufficient local disk as well.  Most of the machines
were RISC based,
Sun (sparc), MIPS, or ARM powered.


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