Subject: Free to good home: pmax system
To: None <>
From: Stuart Lamble <>
List: port-pmax
Date: 11/18/2002 20:10:15
Hey, guys.

I find myself in possession of an old DECstation (5100, I think) that
is basically sitting around, gathering dust. I'm not sure of the exact
CPU specs, but I do know it has 32 MB of RAM, and a 1 GB hard drive
(as well as the standard DECstation stuff -- network, serial, etc.)
I also have a monitor to suit, but the monitor's a trifle dodgy -- it
works fine for a few minutes, and then blanks out.

I'm willing to donate this to whomever can make use of it, with a strong
preference for somebody living in Melbourne, Australia, to save on
shipping. In the event that nobody in Melbourne is interested, I'll
investigate shipping costs to other places, but there are no guarantees,
unfortunately (odds are reasonable, since it's just chewing up space, and
I hate to see anything go to waste, but there is a limit to my finances.)

I have no time or inclination to work on this system to get it to a usable
state (it boots just fine; I just can't be stuffed spending the time
installing either NetBSD or an oldish release of OpenBSD), so if anybody
can make good use of it, feel free.

Reply-to set to my inbox, rather than cluttering up the lists that I've
bcc'd (one OpenBSD, one NetBSD -- please, no flames about the relative
merits of the two. If the lists override my reply-to, please cc me on
any reply, as I am not subscribed.)

As an aside -- I _may_ be able to get my hands on a couple more, depending
on what my friends have done with them. Definitely no guarantees there,
and I definitely won't be interested in shipping them outside Melbourne,
as they're talking about gutting them (at least they have a definite plan
about what to do with them :-)

Thanks guys,