mobbyg wrote to All <=-
But long story short, keep an eye on local Amateur Radio swap meets.
There are always good deals with older tech that may come in handy, and the occasional retro computer. Plus of course deals on a little more modern ones, and accessories. Like 20" flat displays for $20. Hams are pack rats, and we always seem to collect stuff we intend to use and
never get around to, and then the wife makes us sell it off, or we need
to make room for more stuff. LOL. But it's definitely worth the look around one. Especially the one at MIT in Cambridge that runs every
around one. Especially the one at MIT in Cambridge that runs every
tenser wrote to mobbyg <=-
It is kind of neat. A guy a few years ago tried to sell me some
used Sun gear: "My basement has enough used SPARC kit." "Oh, then
you could use some more...." "Not if I want to keep living with
the mother of my kids...."
I've been setting up a compact home lab, and have wanted to find a
small, cheap retro Linux box to play with. A shoebox Sparcstation like
an LX or IPX would be great, if anyone has a line on a place to buy one
of those (or *any* other older *nix systems) I'd love to find out about it.
tenser wrote to poindexter FORTRAN <=-
On 23 Aug 2021 at 09:33a, poindexter FORTRAN pondered and said...
I hate to be "that guy", especially since this is a retro group,
but if you're going to run Linux anyway, why go for a retro piece
of gear? I honestly think you'd be better off with a low-power
ARM or Atom device with an SSD.
Trust me, I lived on those old SPARC machines and it wasn't all it
was cracked up to be. :-)
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