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Newbie Intro

Unread postby atriad » Wed Oct 29, 2014 9:10 pm

Hello everyone.

We'll I've always wanted some (more) cool hardware. I've dreamed about getting some SGI or NeXT hardware. It looks like I have my chance for some SGI hardware. I was recommended your site and I'm glad I checked it out.

Thanks for all the information you have yourwebsite.


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Re: Newbie Intro

Unread postby foetz » Thu Oct 30, 2014 12:34 am

welcome atriad :-)

are you looking for something specific or just wanna have an sgi period? :D

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Re: Newbie Intro

Unread postby sgifanatic » Thu Oct 30, 2014 1:18 pm

Welcome! When you know which SGI you're getting, let us know. And share pics!!
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Re: Newbie Intro

Unread postby vishnu » Thu Oct 30, 2014 5:34 pm

Welcome to the fold Paul! NeXTs are rare birds indeed, good luck with that end of the spectrum... 8-)
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Re: Newbie Intro

Unread postby atriad » Thu Oct 30, 2014 8:07 pm

A customer has a couple Visual Workstations he wants out of the house. I know it's nothing "exotic" but I'll be thrilled to play with them a bit. I think he's got 2 320s and a 540. There's two 1600SWs and who knows there could be other goodies. I'm crossing my fingers there'll be a MLA in the mix. I'll probably pick them up on Monday. Being I work in IT, I work with NT/2K (reluctantly) every now and then. I'd be most interested in putting some kind of Linux on it.

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Re: Newbie Intro

Unread postby ClassicHasClass » Thu Oct 30, 2014 8:09 pm

Welcome. The best SGI is the one you have. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise.
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Re: Newbie Intro

Unread postby foetz » Thu Oct 30, 2014 9:12 pm

atriad wrote:320s and a 540 ... I'd be most interested in putting some kind of Linux on it.

that'd make it just a pc with linux. not much sgi in there except for the logo on the case.
if you're interested in the sgi experience it has to be irix :D

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Re: Newbie Intro

Unread postby robespierre » Thu Oct 30, 2014 11:42 pm

I don't think the VW 320/540 were ever supplied with Linux. You got NT or W2K only.
Apart from the CPU, the rest of the machine was an SGI design, so it's not accurate to call it just a PC.
I haven't had a burning desire to own one, but they are an interesting historical artifact.
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Re: Newbie Intro

Unread postby uunix » Fri Oct 31, 2014 2:02 am

I had a 540 some years back, very nice machine, but iirc, the Linux was flaky and had no desktop gui. Wished I'd kept the case though.

Talking of MLA's has anyone run a 1600sw with MLA from a VBOB (OCTANE) ? I'm aware that the combination works without the VBOB.
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