Keith M Wesolowski wrote:
>Finally, as always, understand your workload
Here, again, I wanna be suggested by you experts.
1) I am a saleman (luckly, I am just technical enough to use gentoo, not
any more). My work mostly involve mozilla and openoffice, acroreader etc.
2) I have been using an very old notebook I brought several years ago,
thinkpad with Pentium 1G. Later the CPU gets burned, so replaced a
800MHz. I don't use desktop computer.
I want to have a sparc desktop now. We are using in the company very
complicated web-based database and customer management system, I usually
(with my notebook) wait 8 seconds untill one webpage fully loaded,
and tables. (Network is very fast.) I hate to let my customer wait 8
seconds on the phone untill I could see the customer's record, because 8
seconds feels like 80 seconds on the phone, and sometimes I need to go
through 3~5 pages untill I can find a customer record. So mainly, I wish
mozilla is multi-threads and my new sparc could make this very
application (mozilla) go faster.
A) is U2 with dual 400Mhz fast enough for me?
B) how about U60 with dual CPU?
I don't want to buy anything too fast, I always have other better way to
spend my money:)
And Gary Nichols wrote:
> Ultra1: Well built, cheap on ePay, very quiet. Excellent in a server
> capacity, "so-so" in workstation configuration. Gentoo LOVES these
> boxes. Decent expandability for a single proc box.
> Ultra2: Best built, cheap on ePay, but LOUD. In a 10x10 office, it
> gets old. In a larger room with other boxes, you may not notice.
> Excellent in a server capacity, also excellent in workstation with
> 2x300/2M or faster procs. Hands down the best box Sun ever made. VERY
> expandable. Gentoo just zooms on this box. Excellent SMP operations.
> Ultra5: PC-quality case, slow PCI, onboard graphics poor. Louder than
> average PC. Good as a stackable single-use server. 333/2M is best
> proc for overall, IMO. Not real expandable. Gentoo works.
> Ultra10: OK case, but the implementation of the "lid" is poor. Quiet.
> Crappy IDE/PCI. Decent as a workstation, ok as a server. Gentoo works.
> Ultra30: Built like a tank - Heavy! Lots of room inside case. Almost
> as loud as an U2. Good as a workstation or server. Probably tied
> with the U60 as the second best machine Sun ever made. Gentoo loves
> this box.
> Ultra60: Solid case - very similar to U30 except that you can have two
> processors. Very fast. Good graphics options. Loud as U30. I'm on
> this box right now - running Gentoo!
> If you really want some excitement in your life, put an e250 under
> your desk. ZOOOOOM! Loud, but very fast and very expandable with
> procs, memory and storage. Highly recommended - and Gentoo just rips
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