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Dinosaur Sightings: SPARCstation Collection

SPARCstation 1

John Dunn has worked with computers for nearly 25 years. During that time, he has amassed a substantial and eclectic collection of machines, which started with a Xerox CP/M based system. Despite owning a string of PC clones, John's numerous SPARCstations hold a special place in his collection. This gallery showcases the 17 Sun Microsystems computers that John owns.

The first of Sun's "pizza boxes," this was my first SPARCstation. I purchased it in 1990 for slightly more than a decent compact car. If you look around on eBay you might find a similar machine today for about $15. Nevertheless, this was a great machine and served me well until 1996 when it was retired to the old Sun shelf in my basement crawlspace.

Submitted by John Dunn

By Bill Detwiler

Bill Detwiler is Editor in Chief of TechRepublic and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop support specialist in the ...