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SBUS I own a SUN SPARCstation 5 someone gave me a long time ago and seeing about using it as a 2nd computer for internet search next to my IBM Netvista M42. I took it apart and it has 2 sticks of RAM unknown of there sizes and No Hard Drive. It powers on fine and I have a VGA Adapter for it and plug it in and the screen comes on saying something about No keyboard found and turns off screen. So I guess I have to find the right keyboard for it, I read the online manual witch downloaded and the keyboard houses the mouse port on it So I would need that type of keyboard. It says its Max RAM is 256MB and has 170MHz, witch still would run Windows XP Pro. My question is do they make a SBUS USB card? the SBUS is like todays PCI cards that fit into the desktop. I would like to have one USB port atlest, wouldn't mind being 1.0

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No, the USB standard is not supported on the Sparcstation. Also, Windows XP is for x86 machines, not sparc based machines. You'll be able to run UNIX and its varients. Also, its a RISC based processor, which will give you a lot more punch than the x86 machines you're used to.

Of note, the TI 170 mhz procesor has issues with linux.

You'll need a sun keyboard for the machine.

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