Guess who’s the newest official Sun Ray @ home card carrier? Yup! That’s me. Now, I’m not in the Sun Ray Big Leaguers Club yet, like Mary, the Sun Ray Queen or Thin Guy, the Sun Ray King, but I couldn’t be happier not having to worry about patching & maintaining my system…”The network is the computor”.
For those who don’t know what a Sun Ray is, my simplified description is a Sun Ray is to the internet as a cable box is to cable television. Instead of using a traditional PC, users connect to their computer programs/internet via the Sun Ray AND can stop what they are doing (email, document creation, etc.) and pick up exactly where they left off on any other Sun Ray on their network (even if it’s on the other side of the planet). Mary demonstrates it’s amazing portablility here.
I did have to give up the Ultra 20 to Will T. tho’. It’ll be happier with him…like a stallion moving from the city to the country. 😉
And kudos to the Sun folks who setup the Sun Ray @ home program. When the giant box was delivered to the Skrocki abode, it had everything I needed to hit the ground running:
- Linksys router
- Cisco router
- Surge protector
- KVM switch (a cable gizmo that allows you to connect two systems to a single monitor, keyboard, mouse)
- Network cables
- Giant placemat-like, dummy-proof instruction sheet
The actual setup process took <30 mins…it would have been shorter if I didn't have to re-network three other personal systems used by the family and if I my CCME (Chief Cord Maintenance Manager) wasn’t screwing around the entire time.