[rescue] rescue Digest, Vol 83, Issue 9

Phil Stracchino alaric at metrocast.net
Fri Oct 16 07:01:34 CDT 2009

Chris Brandstetter wrote:
>> Date: Wed, 14 Oct 2009 16:42:45 +0100
>> From: Peter Corlett <abuse at cabal.org.uk>
>> To: The Rescue List <rescue at sunhelp.org>
>> Subject: Re: [rescue] Wanted: Old Sun Hardware
>> Message-ID: <E3AC44CC-1636-49CC-AA51-A9375B553B33 at cabal.org.uk>
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>> On 14 Oct 2009, at 10:46, Lionel Peterson wrote:
>>> I think 'Old' has gone through several definitions - first anything  
>>> 680x0-based, then anything Sun4(all flavors) or earlier, then  
>>> anytimg that wouldn't run 64-bit Solaris. Soon (I fear) it will mean  
>>> anything not x64-based.
>> Ha. I have in front of me a slightly battered x64 Ultra 20, acquired  
>> cheaply because the previous owner evidently decided it was too old.
> I have 2 of those I consider my "Current" workstations.  Nothing wrong
> with them and will have them for a couple years to come.  Got mine off
> of eBay when a guy was unloading a few w/ no hdds.

I wouldn't mind a couple of Ultra20s or newer myself, if budget
permitted.  It'd be nice to be able to replace one or two machines
around here, particularly the Windows boxen, with actual
current-generation gear instead of third-time-around hand-me-downs.

  Phil Stracchino, CDK#2     DoD#299792458     ICBM: 43.5607, -71.355
  alaric at caerllewys.net   alaric at metrocast.net   phil at co.ordinate.org
         Renaissance Man, Unix ronin, Perl hacker, Free Stater
                 It's not the years, it's the mileage.

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