Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 13th Apr 2008 16:29 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Every now and then, a computer comes along that makes a mark, that sets a trend, or that simply stuns you - but not because of its internals, its processor or its software, but because of its appearance. Through the history of computing, there have been a number of computers that were actually designed to appeal not just because of raw technology alone, but also because of stunning looks. Read on for a countdown of my ten most beautiful computers.
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sun workstations
by matthekc on Sun 13th Apr 2008 22:57 UTC
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2006-10-28

The sun stations seem pricey that is probably for solaris. I think it would be cool to have a sun machine for a serious geek factor.

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RE: sun workstations
by weblum on Sun 13th Apr 2008 23:37 in reply to "sun workstations "
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2006-10-28

I think it would be cool to have a sun machine for a serious geek factor.


I picked up a couple Blade 100s for USD$25 each, no HD, no RAM. I already had harddrives I could use in them ( any IDE HD under 137GB), and was able to find a full gig of RAM for each machine for $50 off ebay. They're not speed demons, but perfectly fine for my purposes (making sure code isn't endian-sensitive).

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RE: sun workstations
by Doc Pain on Mon 14th Apr 2008 07:35 in reply to "sun workstations "
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2006-10-08

The sun stations seem pricey that is probably for solaris. I think it would be cool to have a sun machine for a serious geek factor.


*looking to the right* Yes, exactly. :-) I have a Sun SparcStation 20 that has been mentioned in the article - the "Pizza box", equipped with an excellent keyboard (only the IBM keyboard is better).

Furthermore, I have a Sun Ultra 1 which has a front that is a hardware representation of CDE's launch bar. CDE users will know what I'm talking about. :-)

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