Great time to test drive the Ultra 20 @ Home

If you’ve always wanted a smokin’ fast Sun desktop at home, but didn’t pull the trigger because of cost, fear of straying away from windows, thought Sun desktops are only for geeks, etc., now is a perfect time to try out the Ultra 20

…for F-R-E-E.

If in 60 days you decide you don’t like it, Sun pays for the return. If you like it, the starting price is $895…a killer deal for a seriously reliable work horse.

It ships with Solaris by default at no additional cost, but runs like a dream on Windows. I know this by experience — I’ve tried it on this very machine sitting under my very desk at this very moment.

Ultra20

The only time I thought there was a problem with it, the ethernet port seemed unresponsive — even though the green light was on, I couldn’t get an internet connection. After contacting Sun support (super nice, responsive, smart peeps), I learned that I just needed to update my NVIDIA drivers. I felt pretty silly, but it was nice to know that support is effective.

Admittedly, it’s a lot like the BMW I sold –I’ll never come close to pushing this machine anywhere near it’s capacity, but it sure is nice never being limited and not having to worry about reliability.

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  1. #1 by ThinGuy on June 5, 2006 - 4:50 pm

    I’ve always known we’d get along. The flip flop in the lower right of your pic just confirms this notion. 🙂

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