UX, AIX, FLAYX...
lproven at gmail.com
Mon Sep 3 15:13:24 CDT 2007
On 03/09/07, Cameron Kaiser <spectre at floodgap.com> wrote:
> > On 01/09/07, Chris M <chrism3667 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > > I know nothing about AIX or it's associated hardware
> > > (oh ok I know it's made by IBM). I know little more
> > > about HP-UX. All I know is I want a box/boxes I can
> > > run this stuph on. This is a continual plea and the
> > > cry of my heart :(. I know there's some of this stuph
> > > out there for me. Question is how do I get it. Thus I
> > > turn to y'all. Please help. Please...
> > I've been offered 2 or 3 free RS/6000 machines over the years. Turned
> > 'em down - not exotic or inherently interesting enough to pique my
> > collecting urge.
> > I should think old/slow ones would be cheap enough on eBay, though.
> If you want an interesting/exotic AIX machine, I think the Apple Network
> Servers will fill the bill. They only run their tweaked version of AIX 4
> (you can coerce them into running Linux or NetBSD, but that's dull, man!),
> they're really nice looking machines and they are cantankerous enough to
> be fun to mess with. Most people dump them when they find out they won't
> run Mac OS (or at least won't run without a lot of extremely tedious work,
> and then won't run well).
> This E-mail comes to you from an ANS 500 with a 200MHz card, which has
> been my favourite ornery beast since 1998 and has run continuously since
Oooh, that's true! I forgot about those!
Yes, if someone offered me one of those, I'd take their arm off! :¬)
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