Tadpole Thor

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Tadpole Technology was a manufacturer of rugged (military specification) UNIX workstations and thin client laptops and lightweight servers. Tadpole was based in Cupertino, California.

Tadpole laptops mainly used either SPARC- or x86-based microprocessors. The SPARC-based SPARCbook laptops were sold with the Solaris operating systems, and their x86-based laptops with SUSE Linux. Microsoft Windows is optional.

In 1998, Tadpole acquired RDI Computer Corporation of Carlsbad, California for $6 million.

Tadpole was later bought by defense contractor General Dynamics, in 2005.

Kindly donated by Julian Sinton.


Little is known about this machine. If anyone has any information about it, please email us at collection@computinghistory.org.uk

Manufacturer: Tadpole Technology
Date: 1994

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