From: Captain Napalm <spc_at_armigeron.com>
Date: Thu Feb 19 17:47:15 1998

It was thus said that the Great Joe once stated:
> At 05:06 PM 2/19/98 -0500, the Cap'n wrote:
> >It was thus said that the Great Joe once stated:
> >>
> >> What kind of HP were you looking for? Sounds like HP 9000s. I have
> >> several 9000 200s and a 310.
> >
> > I don't recall what they were, but that's okay. Several months ago I
> >managed to pick up two HP Apollos (3xx series) for free.
> NICE find! How did you manage that? I almost never get anything free,
> cheap sometimes but not free.

  Florida Atlantic University (aforementioned site of the auction with The
Bastards) had about two dozen HP Apollo 300s that no one wanted (of course,
being non-Wintel or Sun boxes) so someone decided it might be better to give
them away to students than to throw them away.

  Being a student, I followed the directions given (write a letter, saying
I'm a student, it'll further my education, yada yada yada) and I end up with
two HP Apollo 300s, each with 32M RAM, nearly 1G drive space, 6M color video
card, keyboard and mouse. I only got one color monitor (there were a very
limiited number of those) but that's okay.

  What's sad is that out of a student body of 15,000+, only three students
(two undergrad (me and my friend) and one masters out of Mechanical
Engineering) actually had the ability to use the machines. The other
students that showed up kept asking if they could run Windows on it (arg!).

> > All I'm doing now
> >is waiting on the OS (which a friend has, he just has to break root 8-)
> I know someone that is desperately looking for a 300 series to buy.
> He's not a collector he uses one and it died, so he's probably willing to
> pay a fair price for it. I don't think he needs anything except the CPU.
> If you're interested let me know and I'll get you his E-address.

  Sorry, no can do. Part of the condition of getting the HPs was I don't
sell it (not that I plan on anyway 8-)
> > -spc (DomainOS, so if anyone has any ideas ... )
> >
> What is DomainOS ? I've never heard of it.

  It's a Unix-like OS from Apollo (before they were bought out by HP) that
has some very nice features. Unfortunately, most installations assume a
network and it's rather hard to boot without one.
  -spc (And it has blinken lights!)
Received on Thu Feb 19 1998 - 17:47:15 GMT

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