[rescue] Sun Ultra 20s on surpluscomputers.com

James C james at frantech.ca
Sun Sep 5 19:49:09 CDT 2010

  I assume we're talking about Dell Optiplex machines? I've got a stack 
of GX150s that still work fine. My home router's a GX150 running Vyatta, 
and it's damn stable. I have a GX270 somewhere in my closet too, not 
sure if it works or not.

I had some sweet old lady call me one time because her machine wouldn't 
boot, so I got there and she's using this ancient P1 box that sounded 
more like a chainsaw when you turned it on. All she ever did was send 
emails to her kids and extended family, so I set her up with a GX150 
with XP, and she hasn't had an issue since.

James C.<james[at]frantech.ca>
Frantech Solutions Head of Staff
+1 (937) 839 2253

On 09/05/2010 05:09 PM, Lionel Peterson wrote:
> I grabbed a stack of older, unread IT magazines from Sept. 2007 and one was a
> Green IT themed issue and there were a few shots of recyclers loading docks
> with GX270-looking chassis... Could have been GX150s I guess, but that was
> around the peak of the Bad Cap Fiasco IIRC...
> Lionel
>> Just because it was turned into the NPO for recycling/refurbing
>> doesn't mean it "lasted this long".  It just means it took this long
>> for them to receive it.  I didn't do the triage/refurb myself, but it
>> was consistent enough that they just said "screw it, we're wasting too
>> much time on these machines; junk them all".
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