First post, by Intel486dx33
It was a Saturday morning in 1990's and I was on my way to the local computer store.
I stopped by an old friends warehouse in Silicon Valley who was a computer liquidator reseller.
He would purchase computers from companies that went out of business in Silicon Valley.
He had all kinds of neat stuff in his warehouse.
When I was in computer education school a fellow student introduced me to this guy.
At first I was just interested in old PC stuff. He had allot of UNIX computers too that I knew nothing about.
Eventually I would get into UNIX computers and purchase some from him.
He had HP 9000, Next, SGI, Digital, Sun Microsystems, etc.
All kinds of neat stuff from dumb terminals to desktops and workstations.
So this day I stopped by his warehouse to say "hello" and browse around.
He said he had a new load of Sun Microsystems computers. I asked him if he had any "Sparc 5"
and he said "Yes" to my amazement as these were still very popular computers to have.
So he showed me two Sparc 5 that were fully loaded with ram and cards.
So I said "I'll buy them"
I did not even ask how much I just knew I wanted them.
He gave me a great deal and I took them home.
They were loaded with Color frame buffers ( Video cards )
lots of ram ( 256mb I think )
and two empty harddrive sleds which I populated with two 9gb SCSI drives.
I hooked these up to my Dual Sun 20-inch monitors and began to load these with Solaris 2.6
These worked great and were my favorite computers for a long time
Here are some Photos:
Date around 2003