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floriflee
Jul 19, 2006, 11:39 AM
My new toy. I was practically jumping for joy as I was putting it all together. :D

monkeydo_jb
Jul 19, 2006, 11:59 AM
Nice!

Specs?

What do you do?

nickelbackmac
Jul 19, 2006, 12:13 PM
Wow I love the shiny silver

2nyRiggz
Jul 19, 2006, 12:22 PM
Excellent.....now set it up and boot...i want to see more pictures.


Bless

cait-sith
Jul 19, 2006, 12:35 PM
OMG -- Sun brought back their laptops!!!!

WHERE'S MY VISA CARD???

EDIT: Urgh.. they start at like 3500$US.. nevermind.

celebrian23
Jul 19, 2006, 12:37 PM
what is it? :confused:

michaeldmartin
Jul 19, 2006, 12:46 PM
Sun charges 1500$ for 4 gigs of ram, 2000$ for a 24" monitor, well, you get it.... And I thought APPLE overpriced their ram alot; a new level of overpricing! :eek:

Plus, their highest end desktop's graphics card is WORSE than my powerbook's...

floriflee
Jul 19, 2006, 12:56 PM
Oops... sorry. I forgot to include the specs....

Sun Ultra 45 with dual 1600 MHz sparc processors
2 140 GB HD
4 GB RAM
20" flat screen monitor
Running Solaris 10 Update 1
The station weighs in at almost 75 lbs! :eek:

It truly is a thing of beauty! I was hugging the box before I even unpacked it.... :)

I do Tech Support for a software company. The software runs on various flavors of Unix and Windows--hence the need for the Unix OS. I love it!!

I don't have anything but the basic software installed on it yet, but here's a pic of it booted up...

benthewraith
Jul 19, 2006, 01:17 PM
Oops... sorry. I forgot to include the specs....

Sun Ultra 45 with dual 1600 MHz sparc processors
2 140 GB HD
4 GB RAM
20" flat screen monitor
Running Solaris 10 Update 1
The station weighs in at almost 75 lbs! :eek:

It truly is a thing of beauty! I was hugging the box before I even unpacked it.... :)

I do Tech Support for a software company. The software runs on various flavors of Unix and Windows--hence the need for the Unix OS. I love it!!

I don't have anything but the basic software installed on it yet, but here's a pic of it booted up...

Sweet. :D

Compile 'em all
Jul 19, 2006, 03:08 PM
Holy crap floriflee!!! is that CDE I am seeing :cool:?

floriflee
Jul 19, 2006, 03:13 PM
Yup! Isn't it beautiful???

I've been terminalling and su-ing and command-lining, and Mozilla-ing to my heart's content all afternoon! I'm seriously in heaven! :D

iTwitch
Jul 19, 2006, 03:47 PM
For those of us without a sugar daddy there's linux on a old x86. :D :D

h?
Jul 19, 2006, 03:48 PM
Forgive me for my ignorance but what is it?? I have never come across one before or even heard of it.

atari1356
Jul 19, 2006, 03:54 PM
Meh... it's not a Mac. ;)

Seriously though, congrats! That's a nice piece of gear.

floriflee
Jul 19, 2006, 03:57 PM
Forgive me for my ignorance but what is it?? I have never come across one before or even heard of it.

It's a Unix machine. Unix BSD is what the Mac OS is based off of IIRC so there are some similarities--especially when you use terminal and stuff.

They're mainly used in business (at least if it's higher-end software-related), laboratories, computing departments at universities, etc since they tend to be too expensive for home use. Essentially, they're powerful machines with powerful operating systems.

This little baby makes up somewhat for my not personally owning a Mac. :) iTwitch, as far as this sugar daddy goes, I'll have to give it back if I ever leave the company. *sniff, sniff* Definitely gives me incentive to wanna stick around. :D

rdowns
Jul 19, 2006, 06:56 PM
I've been terminalling and su-ing and command-lining, and Mozilla-ing to my heart's content all afternoon!

Does hubby know you do this when he's away?:D

nbs2
Jul 19, 2006, 07:01 PM
Does hubby know you do this when he's away?:D
If I wasn't trying to memorize how many days I have to file an answer if served with process via the State Department of Assessments and Taxation and I file a preliminary motion to dismiss (60 days or 15 after the court determination - whichever is later), I would be doing the same thing...

ich1ban
Jul 19, 2006, 08:43 PM
It's a Unix machine. Unix BSD is what the Mac OS is based off of IIRC so there are some similarities--especially when you use terminal and stuff.

They're mainly used in business (at least if it's higher-end software-related), laboratories, computing departments at universities, etc since they tend to be too expensive for home use. Essentially, they're powerful machines with powerful operating systems.

This little baby makes up somewhat for my not personally owning a Mac. :) iTwitch, as far as this sugar daddy goes, I'll have to give it back if I ever leave the company. *sniff, sniff* Definitely gives me incentive to wanna stick around. :D

Thanks for the description, I didn't know what it was either hehe. Pretty nice! Can you play games on it?

munkees
Jul 19, 2006, 09:12 PM
Wow, bring back old memorys, I am a switcher, I switched from Solaris to Mac OS X. Most people switch from windows.

iJawn108
Jul 19, 2006, 10:37 PM
:eek: Pure sex. How do you like Solaris 10? I was going to give it a shot.

w_parietti22
Jul 19, 2006, 11:15 PM
haha.. I have that LCD as a 17". Its a NEC rebranded as a Sun.

Felldownthewell
Jul 19, 2006, 11:42 PM
If I wasn't trying to memorize how many days I have to file an answer if served with process via the State Department of Assessments and Taxation and I file a preliminary motion to dismiss (60 days or 15 after the court determination - whichever is later), I would be doing the same thing...


I read that sentance maybe 4 times before I could even start to understand what you typed.

Anyway, nice machine! Its not a dell! yay!

Edit: 500th post! I love this thread even more now!

floriflee
Jul 20, 2006, 08:21 AM
:eek: Pure sex. How do you like Solaris 10? I was going to give it a shot.

Well, I've only been on it for a day, but so far no complaints. It seems pretty similar to Solaris 9, but maybe I'll change that statement as I use it more....

Thanks for the description, I didn't know what it was either hehe. Pretty nice! Can you play games on it?

Um, never tried, and I don't think there are a lot of companies that build games for Unix--unless you're playing role playing games. Maybe I'm wrong on that? It would make a nice game server, though.....

munkees
Jul 20, 2006, 10:55 AM
Well, I've only been on it for a day, but so far no complaints. It seems pretty similar to Solaris 9, but maybe I'll change that statement as I use it more....



Um, never tried, and I don't think there are a lot of companies that build games for Unix--unless you're playing role playing games. Maybe I'm wrong on that? It would make a nice game server, though.....

I used to play doom on my solaris computers. I must say I do like it and part of me want one, but it would just go to waste. For the cost of that machine, I can build a Apple Mac OS X server on some better hardware for less.