World's Youngest Sun Ray on Solaris 10 User

As I talked about previously, my son received a Sun Ray 150 for his birthday this year. He took to it like a fish to water and was easily navigating several of his favorite sites. He had a lot of fun playing games and even brought some of his friends over to his "office" and showed them how to use it.

For those who may be interested, the Sun Ray 150 is connected to an Ultra 10 workstation (440Mhz, 1-Gbyte RAM, 9-Gbyte disk) running Solaris 10 (build 74) and the Sun Ray Server Software 3.0.

I had the Sun Ray configured in its normal and controlled access (kiosk) modes to see which would be more managable. In its normal mode, we used the Java Desktop System interface. Each mode has its benefits for a home system, and I have not quite decided which way it will end up. It does not appear to matter, however, for my son who simply enjoys surfing the web with Mozilla and playing Java and Macromedia Flash games.

Now if I could just get him to file bugs and RFEs! Maybe next year...

Comments:

with this you confirm that srss3 works on solaris10! Sun should support it very soon. My kids are using debian on their sunray because no srss3 for solaris x86 is available : (

Posted by bbr on February 01, 2005 at 07:53 PM EST #

That picture of the kid working on a Ultra, looks exactly like my son Sydney, long hair, red shirt and all

Posted by Terry Fernandez on December 31, 2005 at 12:36 PM EST #

G'day, I just wanna say that i have purchased some SunRay 1s, 10 to be exact, i got a 150 for AU$40! So 11 in total, and i have my whole family using them as the primary computers, no crap windows or winblows as i call it. Works great!!! I am just using a ordinary x85 workstation as the server, 1.25 GB of RAM intel P$ 2.0 GHZ CPU and 40 GB HDD. I personally think that SunRays could easily be part of the ordinary house hold, they are so easy going things, but i personally prefer SRSS for SPARC!

Posted by Jason on July 21, 2006 at 04:08 PM EDT #

Jason,

Thank you for your comment. It is always great to hear stories of people using Sun Rays at home. They are cheap, use little power and are easy to use! What's not to like!

Thanks again! Take care,

Glenn

Posted by Glenn Brunette on July 23, 2006 at 02:18 AM EDT #

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