Re: BIZ/COMP: Alpha & Sparc news of interest to some on this list.

Lee Daniel Crocker (
Wed, 14 Jan 1998 11:44:37 -0800 (PST)

> For example the new entry-level Ultra 5 workstation (Price: US$3895)
> includes: 270 MHz Ultrasparc-IIi, 64Mb ECC RAM, 4Gb Hard Drive,
> 17" Monitor, 10/100Base-T Ethernet, 66MHz PCI bus ...
> At these prices Sun may actually find a new audience for their hardware.

In what universe? My home machine is a PPro Dual 2x200, 64Mb, 4Gb,
20" monitor, 66MHz PCI, NT 4.0; I didn't pay $2895 for it, much less
$3895. It's nice that Sun wants to compete with NT workstations,
but charging $1000 for their logo ain't the way to do it.

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