[vcf-midatlantic] help for Sun SPARCstation support
mcguire at neurotica.com
Tue Sep 29 16:57:51 EDT 2020
On 9/29/20 4:35 PM, Herb Johnson via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> 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.
Myself, I don't really consider them to be particularly "vintage",
but I do know a lot of people (myself included) that have SPARCstations
around due to personal affinity.
I have a great deal of experience with these systems, and I likely
have the software he's looking for. Feel free to put him in touch with me.
Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA
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