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Dumb newbie question!

Discussion in 'Sun Hardware' started by M Maltby, Aug 2, 2003.

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    M Maltby Guest

    Can you run Windows on a Sun Fire Blade X86 or is it just Solaris/Unix?


    M Maltby, Aug 2, 2003
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    Elias Guest

    Windows will not be a supported platform on the x86 Blades. What
    application requirement drives you to want to use Windows?

    Elias, Aug 2, 2003
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  3. Not only that, but why on earth would you want to run such an inferior
    OS on a superior machine?

    Is it just for the novel experience of watching a normally bulletproof
    machine crash?

    Chris Johnson, Aug 2, 2003
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    M Maltby Guest

    LOL - no, I just wanted to know if someone was talking bullsh*t at work !
    M Maltby, Aug 2, 2003
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    Dave Uhring Guest

    The machines probably would run Windows if out_of_the_box Red Hat Linux
    will run on them.
    Dave Uhring, Aug 2, 2003
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    Elias Guest

    Probably, but I'm thinking of what Sun is going to "support."

    Elias, Aug 2, 2003
  7. Dunno if they might support the Sun SunPCi cards, or are they just for
    SPARC - they probably are.
    Dr. David Kirkby,
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    University College London,
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    Dr. David Kirkby, Aug 2, 2003
  8. Hmmm ... maybe a mechanic can support the machines -

    -am © 2003
    Anthony Mandic, Aug 2, 2003
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    Axel Neumann Guest


    If you can install it on a hardware that does not have any grafic


    Axel Neumann
    Axel Neumann, Aug 2, 2003
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    Andrew Kam Guest

    Good morning all!

    Post your technical queries to if you are based in
    the Asia Pacific region (including Australia and New Zealand). This is the
    Technical Support area. They should be able to point you in the right

    However, unless you have a Cobalt machine - all other hardware and software
    support requires you to have a valid maintenance contract number with Sun.
    If you don't have one, be prepared to pay for time and materials costs.

    Best regards
    Andrew Kam, Aug 4, 2003
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