Sun JavaStation-1 (Mr. Coffee)

The Sun JavaStation was a line of thin clients released in the late 90s designed to be a low-cost machine to run Java applications back when Java was the hot new thing. They ran a slim OS that loaded over the network called JavaOS which has more or less been forgotten. The only relatively practical thing you can do with these machines today is run NetBSD as a diskless workstation.

The JavaStation is a little unusual in that it has a standard VGA display connector and PS/2 mouse/keyboard ports, but otherwise inside is basically a run of the mill sun4m machine. Hardware-wise it is similar to a SPARCstation 4 except without the SCSI and SBus expansion.


  • 110MHz microSPARC-IIe
  • 32MB RAM