[vcf-midatlantic] help for Sun SPARCstation support

Herb Johnson 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.

Regards, Herb

Herbert R. Johnson, New Jersey in the USA
http://www.retrotechnology.com OR .net
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email: hjohnson AT retrotechnology DOT com
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