[mythtv-users] Minimum hardware recomendation

David Brodbeck gull at gull.us
Tue Jun 23 19:11:22 UTC 2009

Brian Wood wrote:
> On Tuesday 23 June 2009 11:23:31 David Brodbeck wrote:
>> SparcStation SLCs were also convection-cooled and had similar heating
>> problems.  They tended to cook the electrolytic caps on some of the boards.
> Were those the ones with the CPU board built into a monitor? I recall several 
> of those being tossed as "old monitors", when I came along and asked where 
> the computers were.

Yeah, those were the ones.  They had a beautiful 17" monochrome CRT that 
was really easy on the eyes.  As I recall it was a landmark system for 
Sun...first to retail for less than $6000, or something like that.  They 
made good netboot workstations in their heyday and I still saw quite a 
few in use as X terminals when I was in college in the late 1990s.

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