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Linux Magazine: A Dimming Bulb

Nov 08, 2004, 01:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Martin Streicher)

"Back in 1985, in my last year of graduate school, I was lucky enough to get a 'real' office, including a door, a lock and key, a telephone, and a shiny, new Sun 3/110 workstation. After timesharing with the general population on VAX 11s for three years, the Sun machine was a godsend: a bitmapped screen, shell windows, and all the processing power of a 16 MHz 68020. (Man, those were the days!)

"I continued to use Sun machines up through the early '90s (in 1992, I switched from scientific computing and supercomputers to shrinkwrap software and personal computers). I had many of the Sun 3 computers and an early SPARCstation, and was always impressed with Sun's hardware and software..."

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