DECstation Haul...

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Date: Mon Dec 4 17:20:54 2000

Hi Everyone!
I just picked up a few DECstations (Thanks Carlos!) and was wondering what
your impressions/suggestions for them would be.
I picked up:
2 DECstation 5000/33 (Maxine)
DECstation 5000/125 (3min - I think)
DECstation 2100 (pmin - I think)

The Maxine's and the 2100 are running Ultrix 4.2 and 4.3 respectively. The
2100 is running NetBSD.
I didn't get any monitor with the 2100 and it's got some sort of mono frame
buffer with a cable that terminates in a single bnc connector. Anyone know
what I can hook this into to get some video? I did get monitors with both
maxines, however, one is very dim. I have some other monitors that take the
BNC type connectors but don't know what the frequencies are supposed to be on
the Maxines and don't want to blow any of my old working monitors up trying
them out arbitrarilly. Both Maxines are running expanded frame buffer cards
(forget exactly the name and can't look at them right now). I also wanted to
know if anyone knew where I could find Ultrix CD's and if it's possible to
upgrade the scsi hard drives in these machines to something a little more
spacious than their well-functioning-but-small 80's counterparts.
These are my DECstations and I have to say I am impressed with them so far.
They're DECent little unix boxen! I anxiously wait for any comments, hints,
tips, and stories you may have for me regarding these computers.

-Linc Fessenden
Computer Collector
Lehigh Valley Linux User Group Cofounder/Coordinator
Received on Mon Dec 04 2000 - 17:20:54 GMT

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