apollo computers?

From: Captain Napalm <spc_at_armigeron.com>
Date: Wed Nov 5 18:08:39 1997

It was thus said that the Great SUPRDAVE_at_aol.com once stated:
> some guy i bought a mac video card from said he had something called an
> apollo workstation. he said it was a 68020/68030 with a 19 inch monitor, can
> run *nix, and would only want ~$50 for it. anyone heard of this machine or
> know anything about it? he said some local colleges used the machines for
> various duties but are obsolete now.

  Is it an Apollo Apollo or an HP Apollo? Because there is a difference,
namely in what OS the machine may be able to run. HP bought out Apollo some
time ago, but kept producing the Apollos for some time. They're not bad
machines, but the Apollo Apollo ran an OS called DomainOS. It's nice, but
almost, but not quite entirely unlike Unix.

  The HP Apollos can run DomainOS, HP-UX (up to 9.x I think), and one fo the
free BSD kernels. Make sure it comes with an OS, unless you want to have
some fun in tracking down an OS for it.

  I myself came into posession of two HP Apollo 400s recently (they were
free from the local university). Nice boxes, 25Mhz 68040, 32M RAM, ~800M
harddrives, 6M video, 20" color monitor, ethernet and token ring network but
no OS (although I have a friend that has access to an OS it can run).

  The bad thing about the boxes I got (other than the serious lack of OS) is
that the memory is very proprietary so I'm pretty much stuck with 32M RAM in
each (not that I'm complaining).

  -spc (But I didn't mention them because I don't think they're older than
        10 years - and no one wants them because they're not Suns (boo hiss)
        or Wintel (boo hiss boo hiss))

> david
Received on Wed Nov 05 1997 - 18:08:39 GMT

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