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

Josh Dersch derschjo at gmail.com
Thu Dec 6 12:55:14 CST 2018

On Thu, Dec 6, 2018 at 4:39 AM Liam Proven via cctalk <cctalk at classiccmp.org>

> 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.

The Sun-1 absolutely had a framebuffer and a display and was not a
text-only machine, it did 1024x800 at 1bpp, had a mouse, the whole deal.

See the picture in this article, for example:

- Josh

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