[rescue] OpenStep Sparc machines

kevin at pipeline.com kevin at pipeline.com
Sat Nov 27 04:37:08 CST 2010

I paid a bit over a $100 USD plus shipping for a SS10 with OpenStep on eBay earlier this year. There may still be a market for a few.... although there were no counter bids so i may have been the sole market. It's worth a shot.


-----Original Message-----
>From: Mike Shields <shieldsm at gmail.com>
>Sent: Nov 27, 2010 1:57 PM
>To: The Rescue List <rescue at sunhelp.org>
>Subject: [rescue] OpenStep Sparc machines
>The list posting re: NeXTSTEP reminded me I have some machines I'd
>like to move out of my basement. I have a few SparcStation 20's that I
>built up as OpenStep machines. I set them all up with an SM71, 256mb
>ram (OpenStep won't use more than that), 4 or 8mb VSIMM, and a hard
>drive of some sort - some have 8gb, some have 36, etc. A couple have
>the funky cdrom, a couple don't. They've all got OpenStep 4.2 all set
>up and working, and some additional software (dev tools, Lighthouse
>Design apps, etc) preloaded.
>It's probably the neatest NeXT/Openstep machine you can really get -
>sure, it's not black, but spare parts are a lot easier to come by, and
>the Aurora chassis isn't exactly ugly. With the VSIMM, you get 24-bit
>color, and the 75mhz SuperSparc chip makes for a snappy machine.
>Any interest? I'd certainly entertain offers for more than shipping,
>but my goal is really just to get them to people who can appreciate a
>prime slice of history, not make money or even recoup time I put into
>building them up. If there is interest, I'll type up the detailed
>inventory. I'm in 48823.
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