The answer to your laptop questions....Sun's first ever laptop!

The answer to your laptop questions....Sun's first ever laptop!

Post by KJ » Fri, 01 Jul 2005 11:21:55



http://www.technewsworld.com/story/44210.html

Sun is also loading its newest workstations with free software that it
values at thousands of dollars, such as Java Studio Enterprise 7 and Sun
Java Studio Creator. The goal is to coax developers to create
applications that run on Sun machines, the company said.

Enterprise computer maker Sun Microsystems (Nasdaq: SUNW) Latest News
about Sun Microsystems announced its first-ever laptop yesterday, saying
the machine was designed to let engineers and scientists perform
demanding computer tasks away from their desks.

Sun, which has seen sales fall for the last four years, said that it was
also lowering prices for some of its computers by up to 40 percent.
Cheaper Prices

The Ultra 20 Workstation, a desktop computer equipped with an AMD (NYSE:
AMD) Latest News about AMD Opteron processor, now will cost US$895, a
cut from the previous price of $1,495.

The Ultra 3 Mobile Workstation will list at $3,400 and is equipped with
Sun's Ultrasparc processor, the Solaris 10 operating system, 512
megabytes of memory, a 40 gigabyte hard drive and WiFi connectivity.

Also unveiled were several initiatives to drive customer adoption,
including a "try and buy" program that lets customers take an Ultra 20
for a 90-day test drive at no charge.
Free Software

Sun is also loading its newest workstations with free software that it
values at thousands of dollars, such as Java Latest News about Java
Studio Enterprise 7 and Sun Java Studio Creator. The goal is to coax
developers to create applications that run on Sun machines, the company
said.

Sun is also giving away the source code for its application server
Latest News about application server software, which helps corporate
databases work together, to spur development of new programs, the
company said.

? 2005 Deutsche Presse-Agentur. All rights reserved.

 
 
 

1. Well, it took for frickin' ever, but my laptop is up and running

VESA of course is slower than anything, but hey, it runs (guess you can't
ask for much more than that).

Got the mouse going... but it occasionally doesn't find it on boot. And got
the sound card to work after a few mishaps.

Other than that, just started playing with KDE, and exploring KDevelop.

As advice to anyone else out there: If you're using a Toshiba Satellite Pro
490CDT laptop, with a USB Intellimouse, don't bother trying to install
Linux unless you want to go through some serious *pain*.

Thanks to everyone here who helped out, and ya boo sucks to those who were
idiots.

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