JavaStation Client Software Guide

JavaStation Hardware

JavaStation systems are available in two distinct models as shown in the figure below. The first-generation "brick" model (left) is recognized by its rectangular shape. The newer "tower" (right) sits vertically on the desktop and features a striking, swept profile.

Figure 1-2 JavaStation Systems from Sun

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Brick Model

The first-generation brick model JavaStation computer includes the following features:

Tower Model

The second-generation tower model JavaStation computer includes the following enhancements to the original model:

JavaStation Model Comparison

As shown in the table below, the first-generation "brick" JavaStation computer must download JavaOS from a boot server over Ethernet. These computers are appropriate for local-area network (LAN) deployment where 10Base-T Ethernet networking is available.

The second generation "tower" JavaStation computers are ideal for remote or Wide Area Network (WAN) environments in addition to local 10Base-T and 100Base-T LAN environments. The integrated flash RAM enables these JavaStation computers to be installed remotely and deployed across a WAN or corporate extranet.

Table 1-1 JavaStation Comparison for LAN and WAN Environments

Category 

Brick Model JavaStation 

Tower Model JavaStation 

Target Environment 

LAN 

  • LAN

  • WAN

Booting 

Network boot 

  • Network boot

  • Flash RAM

Networking 

10Base-T 

  • 10/100Base-T

  • PPP over telephone line