• Sun Computer

    From gallaxial@1:249/206 to All on Monday, February 11, 2019 07:42:35
    Hi,

    I got a Sun Computer

    I try to install windows 7 , But the installation ask For Drivers
    My Question is Where to get Drivers for Win 7 et the Sun Tower ?


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  • From Andy Ball@1:261/38 to gallaxial on Saturday, March 09, 2019 00:33:08
    Hello gallaxial,

    g> I got a Sun Computer
    > I try to install windows 7 , But the installation ask For Drivers
    > My Question is Where to get Drivers for Win 7 et the Sun Tower ?

    Which Sun is it? Windows 7 is an odd choice for those.

    -Andy Ball

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  • From Mike Powell@1:2320/105 to ANDY BALL on Saturday, March 09, 2019 10:10:00
    g> I got a Sun Computer
    > I try to install windows 7 , But the installation ask For Drivers
    > My Question is Where to get Drivers for Win 7 et the Sun Tower ?

    Which Sun is it? Windows 7 is an odd choice for those.

    Yeah, I would usually expect Solaris or some other *nix variant to be
    installed on those. I am surprised Windows 7 will even attempt to install
    on one.

    Mike

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  • From Kurt Weiske@1:218/700 to Andy Ball on Saturday, March 09, 2019 07:59:00
    Andy Ball wrote to gallaxial <=-

    g> I got a Sun Computer
    > I try to install windows 7 , But the installation ask For Drivers
    > My Question is Where to get Drivers for Win 7 et the Sun Tower ?

    Which Sun is it? Windows 7 is an odd choice for those.

    My guess is an Ultra 5 or Ultra 10 - relatively new, relatively common, and tower form factor. Nice systems, but I concur - not a likely host for
    Windows 7.

    Now, I'd love to get an old Sparcstation LX with a Weitek PowerUp chip,
    been wanting to go "classic" UNIX for a while.



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  • From Andy Ball@1:261/38 to Kurt Weiske on Saturday, March 09, 2019 15:21:44
    Hello Kurt,

    g> I got a Sun Computer I try to install windows 7 , But the
    > installation ask For Drivers My Question is Where to get Drivers
    > for Win 7 et the Sun Tower?

    Which Sun is it? Windows 7 is an odd choice for those.

    KW> My guess is an Ultra 5 or Ultra 10 - relatively new, relatively
    > common, and tower form factor. Nice systems, but I concur - not
    > a likely host for Windows 7.

    The original poster said that the installer was asking for
    drivers. I'm not aware of an UltraSPARC port of Windows so I wouldn't expect install media to boot, let alone get far enough to ask for drivers. Perhaps it's something like an Ultra 20 or 40 though.

    KW> Now, I'd love to get an old Sparcstation LX with a Weitek Power
    > -Up chip, been wanting to go "classic" UNIX for a while.

    My 32-bit SPARCstations are long-since recycled. A lunchbox SPARC
    wouldn't take up much space but the cooling wasn't great on them. I have a soft spot for the SLC and ELC but either of those would be hard for me to justify today.

    -Andy Ball

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  • From Kurt Weiske@1:218/700 to Andy Ball on Saturday, March 09, 2019 18:08:00
    Andy Ball wrote to Kurt Weiske <=-

    My 32-bit SPARCstations are long-since recycled. A lunchbox SPARC wouldn't take up much space but the cooling wasn't great on them. I
    have a soft spot for the SLC and ELC but either of those would be hard
    for me to justify today.

    I'd heard that about Lunchbox SPARCs, but still loved the LX. I had a Sparc
    2 in a Pizza box case, with the big 19" CRT and a type 5 keyboard. That was
    my first desktop Sparc, and I loved it...



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  • From Robert Stinnett@1:290/10 to Kurt Weiske on Sunday, March 10, 2019 13:45:05
    Re: Re: Sun Computer
    By: Kurt Weiske to Andy Ball on Sat Mar 09 2019 06:08 pm

    I'd heard that about Lunchbox SPARCs, but still loved the LX. I had a Sparc 2 in a Pizza box case, with the big 19" CRT and a type 5 keyboard. That was

    I hear "pizza box case" and my mind immediately jumps to the NeXT computer that Steve Jobs created. They were expensive, and way ahead of their time, but they were awesome. I remember using it and it was only greyscale graphics at the time (but the monitor was huge!) around 1992/1993.


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