ClassicHasClass wrote:... in the end it didn't matter because IBM never released it.
Actually, they did, to a certain extent :http://www.os2museum.com/wp/os2-history ... c-edition/
It might have become an interesting operating system if IBM hadn't been in such disarray at the time ...
josehill wrote:I wonder exactly how many people actually ran Solaris 2.5.1 on PPC. Counting engineers at Sun and IBM, the total probably made it into at least three digits. What are the odds the total made it into four? Five?
michaln wrote:While we’re off topic, I also ran Solaris 2.5.1 on a Power Series 440.
also ... (with screenies)http://www.os2museum.com/wp/pc-unix-his ... 1-for-x86/
Look through the comments on the page I linked - many interesting remarks and it may answer the "Super Client" question :
"The PC 700 Super Client looks just like a PC 750 desktop of the era, the one with the swappable PCI/ISA and PCI/MC risers. In fact, I wonder if there’s any difference, at all. In *fact*, I wonder if this wasn’t just an ad campaign for the existing hardware to take advantage of ‘client/server’ being THE buzzword of the time."
"yes, “super client” was just a fancy name for a desktop PC…"
(A little background : Michal Nekasek of the os2museum was an early programmer in the Freetype project. Also Open Watcom. Nice guy and very knowledgeable.)