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RE: Latest purchase?
(11-17-2018, 06:28 AM)BackPlaner Wrote:  [Image: s-l300.jpg]

My first Sun! I always wanted one of these (love the design) and this one had a good price and easy shipping so what the hell. I think it's kind of a NetApp device but I'm just going to have fun poking around 👍

Nice one. That is a Voyager, kind of a luggable workstation based on the SPARCstation architecture. It was a fully featured machine back in the day, it should run fine under Solaris 2.5 or 2.6 (I would not advise installing Solaris 8 or 9) but you will find it lacking for normal use. Still, it is a very nice machine and really hard to come by in good shape and for a reasonable amount. Expect issues with the NVRAM chip and a bit of a struggle with OpenBoot (OBP) until you get the hang of it. Keep it around, they are really hard to come by, at least where I am from.

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11-17-2018, 03:43 PM
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RE: Latest purchase?
(11-17-2018, 03:43 PM)mamorim01 Wrote:  
(11-17-2018, 06:28 AM)BackPlaner Wrote:  [Image: s-l300.jpg]

My first Sun! I always wanted one of these (love the design) and this one had a good price and easy shipping so what the hell. I think it's kind of a NetApp device but I'm just going to have fun poking around 👍

Nice one. That is a Voyager, kind of a luggable workstation based on the SPARCstation architecture. It was a fully featured machine back in the day, it should run fine under Solaris 2.5 or 2.6 (I would not advise installing Solaris 8 or 9) but you will find it lacking for normal use. Still, it is a very nice machine and really hard to come by in good shape and for a reasonable amount. Expect issues with the NVRAM chip and a bit of a struggle with OpenBoot (OBP) until you get the hang of it. Keep it around, they are really hard to come by, at least where I am from.

Thanks for the good word! I'm glad to hear it is a full-featured machine did not just a NetApp terminal

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11-17-2018, 08:08 PM
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RE: Latest purchase?
(11-17-2018, 08:08 PM)BackPlaner Wrote:  
(11-17-2018, 03:43 PM)mamorim01 Wrote:  
(11-17-2018, 06:28 AM)BackPlaner Wrote:  [Image: s-l300.jpg]

My first Sun! I always wanted one of these (love the design) and this one had a good price and easy shipping so what the hell. I think it's kind of a NetApp device but I'm just going to have fun poking around 👍

Nice one. That is a Voyager, kind of a luggable workstation based on the SPARCstation architecture. It was a fully featured machine back in the day, it should run fine under Solaris 2.5 or 2.6 (I would not advise installing Solaris 8 or 9) but you will find it lacking for normal use. Still, it is a very nice machine and really hard to come by in good shape and for a reasonable amount. Expect issues with the NVRAM chip and a bit of a struggle with OpenBoot (OBP) until you get the hang of it. Keep it around, they are really hard to come by, at least where I am from.

Thanks for the good word! I'm glad to hear it is a full-featured machine did not just a NetApp terminal

You could get Solaris 2.5.1 (SPARC) running on it, and then have Solaris 2.5.1 on a PPC machine right next to it :0)

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