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…
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.
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.