Quote:> It is true. We might actually see Sun Systems coming back into the
> Universities where the desktop is ruled in student labs by $1,000 PC's.
> I am a bit shocked to see non-scsi systems from Sun though. But the 5 and
> the 10 can be ordered with a PCI SCSI adaptor.
Very true, and if you're feeling cheap you can go out to your local PC shop
and pick up an Adaptec 2940 card for peanuts. They'll work on the U5 just
fine (they certainly do on the UE450).
Quote:> A serial port that runs faster then 38.4K :)
Sun serial ports have run much faster than this since the beginning of the
Ultra line, and handle more modes (synchronous is a biggie) than "normal"
PC serial ports do. Thank you for playing. :)
Quote:> It is true. For $10,000 I can have a Sparc Ultra, an Wintel box, and
> a couple of printers at home, and even have some $$$ left for software
> to glue it all together.
If you've got a SS1 or similar around (which can be had for next to nothing
these days) you can do a tradein to get an Ultra-5 for around $2750. IMHO
the U5 shouldn't be compared to something like an Ultra-1, it should be
compared to a high end PC. If you want SCSI or 24-bit graphics, they're
easy and reasonably cheap to add (figure $200 or $600). Even with both,
you're well ahead of the previous Ultras in price.
Quote:> Maybe Ross will start selling an UltraSparc II-i module that will plug into
> a Pentium II slot 1 socket :) (And a Ultrasparc ROM bios :)
Ick, why? Bus & PCI performance would be at PC levels.
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