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

CrankyOldBugger crankyoldbugger at gmail.com
Wed Nov 20 09:10:54 EST 2013


I had fun googling it too!  Although we still have some of those HP's
running at work...

I've never had a Mac before, maybe I could start with the Mac Classic?


On 20 November 2013 00:04, <peter_melse at gto.net> wrote:

> 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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