Jay Maynard (jmaynard) wrote,
Jay Maynard

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Sun, a good value?!

Sun has announced its Ultra 20 workstation, with a 1.8 GHz Opteron (model 144, whatever that means), 512 MB of RAM (which they'll double through July 8), an 80 GB SATA disk drive, ATI Rage XL graphics, and a DVD-ROM drive - for $895. It comes with Solaris 10 preinstalled, but also supports Linux and Windows XP, both regular and x64 editions. Dunno if that's a smoking deal, but it's not bad, not bad at all. They'll let you use it for 90 days at no obligation, too, or get it by joining the developer program and paying $30 a month for 3 years.

I'm considering it, as a Hercules engine...since the past few days have shown that a 1 GHz Pentium III isn't going to cut it with recent OSes.

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