> > > > > I played with Solaris IA for a month and want to study more.
> > > > > Objectives: certification and get a junior position related to Solaris.
> > > > > I was recommended to buy Ultra 60 on e-Bay, since the prices are beaten
> > > > > so badly. Wouldn't it be an overkill for a newbie? I was told that at
> > > > > the current price levels it would serve me for a year, and I could
> > > > > probably sell it at a small loss.
> > > > OVERKILL !! Like a sledgehammer on a carpet tack !!!
> > > > We still use Ultra 1 170E Creators on a daily basis. They are going for
> > > > about $250 or less on ebay (without monitor). With the proper adapter
> > > > you can use most SVGA monitors.
> > > > Jack Patteeuw
> > > I'm planning to buy a low end Sun SPARC machine from eBay. But, I'd
> > > like to use a VGA monitor . What kind of video card will I need? Will
> > > any generic PC-compatible monitor work? Which model would be best?
> > > Thanks in advance!
> > > A. Rahman
> > You really can't go wrong with an Ultra 5 or 10. Some people gripe
> > about them, but they're especially good for home systems. They use
> > regular VGA monitors, and IDE drives (meaning a $200 trip to Best Buy
> > will solve your drive space problems). I'm biased, since my was given
> > to me brand new. (free, the best kind)
> > Video is normally not the greatest. You'll need a Creator or other
> > such card to get your graphics up to 24 bit at higher resolutions...(I
> > don't care, since I don't use the graphics for much anyhow)
> > Matthew
> So, If I buy an Ultra 5 or 10, I can hook up a PC-compatible VGA
> monitor without using any other adapter etc.? Does Ultra use PCI based
> video cards? If yes, which brand or model of video card would you
> recommend? I don't remember noticing Solaris X86 drivers for any video
> A. Rahman
have to use a Sun keyboard?