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by chatuser
Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: What HP/DEC/Compaq do we have.
Replies: 122
Views: 8667

Re: What HP/DEC/Compaq do we have.

HP C3600: working Ok
HP C3700: damaged power supply
AlphaServer DS10: see images :mrgreen:
AlphaServer has two IDE hard disks, it has installed Tru64 Unix, Windows 2000 and Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 ("lenny").
by chatuser
Sat Nov 12, 2011 1:26 pm
Forum: IBM
Topic: Downloading IBM fixes will require a support contract!
Replies: 24
Views: 2441

Re: Downloading IBM fixes will require a support contract!

open source <> no cost software
free patches <> free support

No plan.
by chatuser
Fri Nov 11, 2011 12:54 pm
Forum: IBM
Topic: Downloading IBM fixes will require a support contract!
Replies: 24
Views: 2441

Re: Downloading IBM fixes will require a support contract!

Well, this "accepted industry practice" rings a bell: http://forums.nekochan.net/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=16724127

I think the "industry" is killing its own propietary hardware and software using these "practices".
by chatuser
Sat Feb 26, 2011 11:17 am
Forum: HP/DEC/Compaq
Topic: HP - Change to Patch services effective September 18, 2010
Replies: 14
Views: 1527

Re: HP - Change to Patch services effective September 18, 20

This week a good friend and customer asked me about changing a Sun server with Oracle for a HP Itanium with HP-UX. He told me he had a cost-effective server budget. I powered up my PA-RISC machine and when I gone to search software updates I found this new limitation, the explanation is so stupid .....
by chatuser
Fri Mar 26, 2010 11:42 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Operating Systems/Hardware
Topic: RISC workstation as desktop
Replies: 94
Views: 3210

Re: RISC workstation as desktop

Another alternative for a RISC workstation could be a PPC Mac Pro. I've got a dual 1.8 GHz Mac Pro with 1.25 GB of RAM and it works fine for daily use, even for picture management or video editting.

The machine works nicely both on Mac OS X and Ubuntu PPC, and you can virtualize Windows using Qemu.
by chatuser
Thu Mar 18, 2010 1:31 pm
Forum: IBM
Topic: Linux Graphicscard for IBM 275
Replies: 11
Views: 1539

Re: Linux Graphicscard for IBM 275

I've got an IBM 7044-170 with dual boot with two hard disks. The machine originally came with a GXT4000P card that doesn't work on Linux. I tested two video cards: S3 Trio64V+: identified on AIX as GXT110P, this card is no longer supported on AIX 5.3 (read AIX 5.3 release notes), but it works fine o...
by chatuser
Tue Mar 09, 2010 3:35 pm
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: tutorial: Installing Gentoo on Octane from Arch server
Replies: 10
Views: 2515

Re: tutorial: Installing Gentoo on Octane from Arch server

As far I know, GNU/Linux has limited support on Octane and it is experimental.

Is it functional or just a curiosity ? I have an Indy and Debian is fully functional (and fully slow), read my posts to find additional information about GNU/Linux on SGI Indy.
by chatuser
Fri May 22, 2009 12:35 pm
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: Hello, a new dude as come.
Replies: 20
Views: 679

Re: Hello, a new dude as come.

I sent you a private message to contact in Spanish. There are very few people interested in these topics in Spain, usually I enter on IRC Hispano (channel #irix) and, if you are lucky, you can find up to 4 :shock: people talking about RISC architecture and Unix. I hope we can share some local inform...
by chatuser
Fri May 22, 2009 2:00 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: Hello, a new dude as come.
Replies: 20
Views: 679

Re: Hello, a new dude as come.

Hi wanamino, I'm also a Spanish sgi fan. My first sgi machine was an Indy, just some months later I bought an Octane2 in Spain just for 80 €, and in two years I have bought several RISC machines. I love Unix systems and RISC architectures, you will find on this site lots of useful information about ...
by chatuser
Sat Mar 21, 2009 2:52 pm
Forum: Getting Started, Documentation, Tips & Tricks
Topic: Debian on sgi
Replies: 13
Views: 691

Re: Debian on sgi

Check my installation notes about Debian on Indy:

viewtopic.php?f=8&t=13824
by chatuser
Sun Mar 01, 2009 6:18 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: SGI and the MIPS-based workstation market
Replies: 68
Views: 2208

Re: SGI and the MIPS-based workstation market

Some days ago I was copying some files to an external USB hard disk (about 30 GB of data splitted in 1 GB files) in a Linux system via ssh. The system has 2 GB of memory and usually it uses less than 200 MB, in this example 181 MB: $ free -m total used free shared buffers cached Mem: 2023 405 1618 0...
by chatuser
Fri Feb 27, 2009 9:40 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: SGI and the MIPS-based workstation market
Replies: 68
Views: 2208

Re: SGI and the MIPS-based workstation market

If you're talking about server platform, I don't see how having a MIPS system would add anything that isn't already possible with x86 or whatever CPU, and Linux or other decent OS. Fact is, right now, the fastest performing server is an i7 XEON. I cannot imagine what kind of MIPS development would ...
by chatuser
Fri Feb 27, 2009 7:42 am
Forum: SGI: Discussion
Topic: SGI and the MIPS-based workstation market
Replies: 68
Views: 2208

Re: SGI and the MIPS-based workstation market

What about a commodity server with a MIPS processor inside ? I can imagine a server that could work with IRIX and Linux, an IRIX version full of OSS enterprise software (Samba, Apache, MySQL, ...) and an official SGI Linux, or Red Hat/Suse distribution, and let customers to decide what operating sys...
by chatuser
Sat Feb 21, 2009 12:23 pm
Forum: SGI: Hardware
Topic: How much memory do I have?
Replies: 13
Views: 494

Re: How much memory do I have?

Hi Tricipio, I also own an Octane 2, bought in Spain through eBay, just 89 € + shipping. I suggest you extract and clean all your memory modules, and check your monitor type, it must support SOG. I just have found one SOG monitor for my Octane 2 and my Indy. Some time ago, I had a problem due to the...
by chatuser
Sat Feb 21, 2009 12:05 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Learning Spanish?
Replies: 33
Views: 703

Re: Learning Spanish?

I suggest to watch Spanish movies with Spanish subtitles, we use the same method in Spain to learn English: lots of people watch House, Heroes, Lost, ... in English with subtitles to listen and understand English. Search on the Internet subtitled Spaniard movies. Sometimes the translation is difficu...

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