First post, by Intel486dx33
Back in 1990's When Silicon Valley was boom town, The UNIX shops Ruled the land.
Sun Microsystems ( Solaris )
Hewlett Packard ( HPUX )
SGI ( IRIX )
There campuses where all over Silicon Valley and beyond.
An they all use a "Common Desktop Environment" known as "CDE"
This way users would be familiar with different commuter operating systems.
One of my first computers was a Sun Microsystems IPX or lunch box they use to call them because they where small like a lunch box
It was all I could afford back in 1994 and it cost me about $250
I upgraded it with max ram, SCSI Hard-drive, and dual frame buffers so I could run dual displays.
I added an external CDROM and tape backup.
There was an electronics recycler nearby where I could get parts for cheap.
This is how I learn to use UNIX and CDE. And it ran Solaris 5 and 6.
I latter built a Solaris 7 x86 webserver
Then latter I purchased a Sparc-5 with dual displays.
So I would like to try to rebuild my Solaris 7 Intel x86 computer which I reluctantly recycled back in the day.
The parts I used where:
Intel DK-440LX motherboard with onboard adaptec SCSI and Intel ethernet.
Dual Slot-1 CPU's, Pentium-2 333mhz.
ATI expert 98 AGP graphics ( works vanilla with Solaris x86 )
Solaris-7 Intel x86
I have been able to get an original motherboard for $25 with CPU's and an ATI expert 98 graphics card for $6
All the other parts I think I can find in my garage.
there use to be many websites where one could download binaries and packages for Sun Solairs 5 thru 10
however they are long gone.
Does anyone know where I can get Solaris-7 binaries and packages ?
I use to subscribe to Sun Microsystems and they use to send me Solaris x86 software for FREE.