> I'm concidering buying one of these to learn Solaris admin (and try some
> alternate to x86 hardware). I would like to hear opinions on these
> machines as a desktop client machine. I don't expect to make heavy
> compiles or open dozens of apps. How will it run with 128M RAM and the
> basic 2D card?
I added 256MB of memory and am much happier.
Quote:> What are people's opinions of the SunPCi x86 coprocessor
> card? (Does it have a resource impact other than the shared ethernet
I use the built-in ethernet so the only noticeable impact is during boot
up of the SunPCi card. I ran Win98SE, NT4.0, and Win2k on SunPCi v2.0.1
and Win2k seems to work by far the best. One caveat with v2.0.1 is due
to a bug in the ethernet driver where the MAC address is
00-00-00-00-00-00 which will cause ARP problems with some other OSes. I
ended up making my Blade a router since it has no problem with 00 MAC
address so the rest of my network doesn't see the bogus MAC address.
v2.2.1 presumably fixes this but I never could get any of the Windows
OSes to run on v2.2.1 on my Blade.
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