Subject: Re: buying more NetBSD hardware
To: Michael W . Lucas <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Ed Wensell III <email@example.com>
Date: 04/15/2003 19:37:59
--- "Michael W . Lucas" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Are the, say, sparc or macppc platforms sufficiently different that it
> would be worth picking one up? Or are there other particular
> platforms that might be worth checking out?
Older Sbus-based SPARCs would probably prove interesting. They have a
rather unique layout compared to the DEC/PC workstations of the same era.
There's scads of these systems around which can be had for relatively
cheap. Say a SPARCstation 5 (SPARC) or Ultra1 (SPARC64). If you want to
live on the edge, you could play with the experimental SMP support on a
SPARCstation 20 or Ultra2. SMP on the cheap...
Graphics aren't stellar, but are completely sufficient for a useable
Ed Wensell III
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