[geeks] vmstat modification
joshua d boyd
geeks at sunhelp.org
Tue Jul 17 20:28:45 CDT 2001
On Tue, Jul 17, 2001 at 08:04:03PM -0400, dave at cca.org wrote:
> >I actually know a good place to get symbolics machines. It just that this
> >place wants a lot of money for the machines (more than a used Ultra 5
> >would cost), and I don't have the kinda cash for anything, let alone
> >historical machines.
> Yeesh. That's strange. 36xx series? What kinda cash?
> They are a bit of a rarity, but stick it out, you should run across
> a free one once a year or so.
Yeah, from memory, 3650 was $600 (not including console). Mac Ivory II
was $600 (+200 for mac, +200 for helpful accessories, like proper keyboard
and mouse). All of this is with some sorta warranty and some
support. Unsupported, a UX400 is something like $750. And, the high
end, a nicely outfitted 1200 (not UX, the deskside one), was several
grand. Oh, this is straight from Symbolics, BTW. But don't quote those
prices as from me since I didn't look up the quote I got, and that quote
was from 6+ monthes ago.
As to a free (or cheap), I heard there was this guy in Laurel who sold a
bunch of MacIvoryIIs for like $100 apiece. Other than that, I haven't
heard/seen any of them go in places I could get them (shipping a 3600 from
LA is not an option for me, even if it is free. I'm not sure that a 3650
would be feasible from that distance either). Pretty much, I hoping for
something cheap to someday pop up withing 3-5 hours from me. Weren't
these things used for political analysis once?
Anyway, in case anyone cares, the best site I could find for the things is
Joshua D. Boyd
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