[rescue] The best 'rescue' workstation

Zach Lowry zach at zachlowry.net
Sat Apr 23 08:15:42 CDT 2005

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I have a PeeCee that has served me well for many years. However, more
and more I move to Apple and other machines, and I run Debian on this
PeeCee anyhow. So, I realized the other day that I could just swap it
out with another *real* Unix machine and be just as happy. Barring Macs,
which I already have several of, what would you guys consider the
"perfect" rescued workstation? Something that's in an appropriate price
range so that it can be had cheaply. Also, I should note that it will be
replacing a Dual 1GHZ PIII machine. I've thought about a Dual 300MHz
Octane, a Dual Ultra60, a HP J-Class (not sure which one), and an Alpha
1200 Ultimate Workstation. If I knew more about IBM stuff, I'd put one
of those in there too. Another possibility is me using an E450 with
2/A5000s that I'm fixing to get from a company I work for for a

Anyhow, the real question is to ask what you guys run as primary
workstations, besides PCs and Macs. I know that a lot of folks on here
run Macs, as do I. :) I just want to discuss what systems would make
really great desktop machines for fairly cheap, that can compete with my
1GHz PC.
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Zach Lowry
MTSU, Murfreesboro, TN
zach at zachlowry.net
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