Oh wow, you guys are so helpful. Can I cry every time now? =)
Let me just clarify one thing
ive legacy wrote:
for linux? two good options
O2 R5K (forget R10K/R12K)
since I'm not sure I was clear. I definitely don't intend to run Linux on it. I don't really use Linux, just as a tool. My relationship with Linux is like:
1. Need something.
2. Launch a VM, configure the thing.
3. Document the details, since I will fatally have to do it again one day.
4. Hand it over to the support team and never look at it again.
The same thing at home, it's just I am the support team. =)
Or when I need to run something very specific. Although I'd rather use it than Windows.
On that Tezro:
I guess the seller doesn't really want to sell it, and he will do only if he can fetch that insane money for it. Otherwise he will keep it. =)
I'm not getting it. It's far above my budget and yes, it would kill the fun of going through the process of learning about it and building the system, breaking my head and etc..
Delivery fees are crazy. I got my IntelliStation from the Netherlands and paid 200 euro for delivery. When the delivery truck arrived, they just unloaded the pallet and left it at the sidewalk. I called 3 colleagues to help me bring it in and left it at our cafeteria. Thirty minutes later, our office manager comes in and "Saulo, WHAT IS THAT?". Needless to say, I had to bring it home the same day and carry it by stairs to the fourth floor. My building doesn't have a lift.tl;dr:
I'm looking for something in Europe. I always check the German eBay and get most of my things from there. Sometimes from the UK. If you guys find anything costing not more than 300 euro (excluding delivery fees), I'm considering it.
My goal is to live out of it for a week, do my things and see if I would survive. =)
So in short, I would be looking for something that could potentially run the latest IRIX and have VGA-out (I don't have room for another monitor at the moment, and I'm not the biggest fan of adapters). 1GB or more of RAM would be nice.@japes:
Would love to share the experience with AIX. All I managed to get running was GIMP, Thunderbird and Firefox. And then if I try to expand what I run I get library conflicts and end up breaking one thing or another. Kerberos works, NFS works, text-mode stuff runs ok naturally. I got an audio card for it but couldn't get any use of it in AIX. I've got the Quake 2 demo and might go for a newer graphics card just for it.And my last question:
What would be the value of going for older versions of IRIX? What has to be learned from the experiment? I was initially aiming to go for the latest release and revision if possible. But if there are fun things to be learned from the previous versions, I'm in for that as well.
I've had Google for Paola & Chiara. Musical clips are funny. One of the ladies is singing in a bus and hey... who does that really?
Once I have a machine, I will post all the porn and share the joy and the pain with you.