[kwlug-disc] Free to Good Home(s): Classic Computing Gear

peter_melse at gto.net peter_melse at gto.net
Wed Nov 20 00:04:52 EST 2013


 On Tue, 19 Nov 2013 22:19:09 -0500, Stephen Worotynec <sw at smoky.ca> 
 wrote:
> Hi all, due to a relocation for work, I have a need/wish to clear out
> various classic computing gear.
>
> This is all located near Victoria/King, on the No. 4 bus line.  Some
> items are heavy.
>
> Exceedingly brief descriptions here. Please email me for more
> information about specific items. All the computers were working when
> last turned on.
>
> Stephen
>
>
> 1. SGI
> Indigo2
> O2
> Fuel
> Origin 300 (2U dual proc rackmount)
> IRIX disc set
>
> 2. Sun
> Sunblade 100/150s  - 2 or 3
> IPX (This is a classic SUN "lunchbox" workstation. I am the second
> owner, purchased it in 1998.)
> Ultra 60
> Ultra 2
> Sunblade 1500
> Tatung sparc clone
> Solaris media galore, Solaris 10 on CD back to SunOS on tape.
>
> 3. HP
> Two HP C8000s- these each have two smoking fast 1.0GHz PA-RISC 
> processors.
> HP-UX media
>
> 5. DEC
> VAXstation 4000/60 with non-matching external full height 1GB drive
> LK501 keyboard
> VT420
> DECLaser 1152 - this has inputs galore, including MMJ. Original 
> manual also.
> And if I can find them - both VMS and OpenVMS media.
>
> 6. Doodads
> AUI-10BaseT transceivers
> MMJ-Serial adapters
> SCSI cables, adapters, terminators
> SCSI CD-ROMS, tape drives
>
> 7. Cisco
> 857W ADSL wireless router. I used it for several years, but may be
> bad or require cisco-fu.
> 2900something switch, some bad ports
> 1605 router
>
> 7. Even a PC and a Mac
> IBM server somethingSeries 1U - can get details
> Mac Classic II - original owner - still working 25+ years later.
> Takes 5 minutes or so to boot (I may be exaggerating).
>
>
>
>
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 This caused perhaps the most enjoyable 30 minutes of googling I've done 
 in some time.

 For people who want to try fighting with linux on non x86, I'm pretty 
 sure gentoo is possible on the HP c8000's. (and supported as recently as 
 kernel 3.11)








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