[vcf-midatlantic] help for Sun SPARCstation support
hjohnson at retrotechnology.info
Tue Sep 29 16:35:03 EDT 2020
For some reason, I got a request for help from someone who is running
some Sun SPARC stuff on their day job; several systems for legacy
purposes. I don't "carry" much Sun stuff but my Web site does attract
eyeballs. The person tells me:
> Sparc5’s, Ultras, and Sparc Classics I’m trying to get functional. The problem I have with the Sparc5’s and Classics is I can’t get the software to install. The Ultra boxes I have can be upgraded to a Windows VM ...
So I looked around the Web as they did, and I didn't see much current
discussion about these systems. A decade ago there certainly was hobby
interest in the little Sun boxes, I had some myself. Today, not so much
- people I guess got them running or not and didn't need to say more
about them. Or went the VM route. Or of course lost interest when the
hardware died. I don't know - this is not my domain. "too new", he he.
I told the person, look around vintage-computing sites and discussions
and stir something up. I mentioned this site and said I'd post some
inquiries. The request is something between hobby and professional; I'll
let those interested sort that out. The person didn't say but I think
they are in the Minnesota area.
So: either post some response on the subject, show some general
interest, and/or contact me. I'll forward results to this person, or
they may see results if they read the maillist archive going forward.
Herbert R. Johnson, New Jersey in the USA
http://www.retrotechnology.com OR .net
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email: hjohnson AT retrotechnology DOT com
or try later herbjohnson AT retrotechnology DOT info
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