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    Default Been offered a bit of hardware. What to do with it?

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    Trying to think of a home project this would come in useful for. Any ideas ?

    Doing a bit of googling but thought I would ask you lot. Cheers

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    Default Re: Been offered a bit of hardware. What to do with it?

    Quote Originally Posted by piggzy View Post
    Been offered a [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]

    Sun Enterprise 4500 Ultrasparc II

    Trying to think of a home project this would come in useful for. Any ideas ?

    Doing a bit of googling but thought I would ask you lot. Che
    ers
    You could shoe-horn Linux onto it...

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    Default Re: Been offered a bit of hardware. What to do with it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ganty View Post
    You could shoe-horn Linux onto it...

    I know these all run Solaris as standard can Linux run on these?
    I though Sun used there own Ultrasparc processors ?

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    Default Re: Been offered a bit of hardware. What to do with it?

    If you cannot think of a use off the top of your head I wouldn't even bother mate. Just something else to throw away when you get bored of being able to do nothing of use with it. If you want to refresh Solaris skills then go for it and then lob it. I have had all sorts of daft kit and then regretted making space for it over the years including Bull Estrellas running AIX and stuff of that ilk.

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    Default Re: Been offered a bit of hardware. What to do with it?

    Your probably right. I still have an old (off the top of my head) IBM AIX machine collecting dust in the loft.

    You know what its like though when someone is offering kit for free, I always feel the need to justify having it :-)

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    Default Re: Been offered a bit of hardware. What to do with it?

    Quote Originally Posted by piggzy View Post
    You know what its like though when someone is offering kit for free, I always feel the need to justify having it :-)
    Surely the justification is, it is free and being offered to your good self?

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    Default Re: Been offered a bit of hardware. What to do with it?

    From the oracle website "Several distros of Linux are supported on SPARC Hardware."

    worth a pop I reckon.. I used to enjoy life on a sparc controlling the digital dealerboard system I maintained back in the nineties..

    Also they use very little power so as a server running costs are very low..

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    Default Re: Been offered a bit of hardware. What to do with it?

    Had one knocking around for a while a few years back. Never found a use for it so it ended up at the local dump.
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    Default Re: Been offered a bit of hardware. What to do with it?

    I didn't think these were that low power?

    Doorstop? Strip for parts and sell on eBay?

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