[rescue] Today's rescue
Jonathan C. Patschke
jp at celestrion.net
Tue Sep 7 14:55:08 CDT 2004
On Tue, 7 Sep 2004, Steve Hatle wrote:
> Responding to a posting from our local FreeCycle list, I went out at lunch
> today and came home with:
> "homer" - VAX 4000-705A
Ooooooh! You Bastard! That's a lovely system! Really -really- nice
really fast deskside VAX.
> "marge" - VAXStation 4000-90
Augh! And another one! Just as fast, but tinier!
> Also an R215F expansion pedestal, and a stack of OpenVMS folders/CD-ROMs
> from 1996 through 2001.
Excellent! You may have VMS as new as 7.2 or 7.3, then.
> I'm a total VAX noob; some googling shows these are QBUS/DSSI machines.
Are you near Austin? I'd really love to have either the -705 or the
-90, should you decide you have too many. :)
> So- expect a large amount of questions when I get them unlimbered!
> <grin> Not sure if I'm ready to climb into VMS big-time; at least
> one will probably end up running *BSD assuming everything is supported.
Well, NetBSD should run on them quite well, but at least try VMS on one
of them. My sole VMS box is a VAXstation 4000-60, and its sole purpose
right now is to teach me VMS. It's been a fun adventure.
> Doing my part to save iron from the landfill,
You're a good man. VAXen that nice should be run, not trashed.
Jonathan Patschke )
Elgin, TX ( "Ma'am, I can do anything. I own a game store."
USA ) --Gord ( http://www.actsofgord.com )
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