Sun Fire X4500
(like the
) absolutely blew my socks off when I heard about it first. The

Sun Fire X4600
left me similarly sock-less.

With these sorts of systems being produced by our company, perhaps I should just switch to Birkenstocks and give up wearing socks altogether! (though since we’re talking about pretty modern technology, perhaps these would be more appropriate – wonder where I could get them in Ireland ?)

Oh, yeah – and ZFS runs pretty nicely on these new x64 systems too. There’s a photo & some more thoughts over on
Jonathan’s blog
, which you should definitely check out.

Lest I have any readers with English as a 2nd language, here are the origins of the phrase “knock your socks off”, in case you were wondering