LF: DEC VAX 4000/xxx

From: Zane H. Healy <healyzh_at_aracnet.com>
Date: Sun Oct 10 21:34:54 2004

>>I'm looking to acquire my first VAX system. I'm a youngin' who's
>>been cutting his teeth on OpenVMS through HP's TestDrive program,
>>and would like to have a box of my own.
>>I'd really like to track down a VAX 4000 unit, preferably a /300 or
>>higher. I'm not too picky about internals, I just need something to
>>get started on (hardware collecting wise).
>Why a 4000/300 ? They are heavy, power hungry, not exactly fast, ...
>Try to get a 4000/90 or 4000/60. much cheaper, SCSI drives, graphics, ...

If learning OpenVMS, rather than having a specific interest in VAXen,
one of the cheaper Alpha's would make far more sense, and be easier
to keep running. If interested in VAXen for some reason as mentioned
the 4000/60, or 4000/90 make far more sense.


| Zane H. Healy                    | UNIX Systems Administrator |
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