Subject: [Newbie question] Hardware support
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List: port-vax
Date: 06/29/1998 09:12:43
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Hello, apologies to all concerned if this post is either dumb questions or in 
the wrong place....

I've managed to inherit a few VAXstation 3100 M76's with 19" color head units 
and TK50 screamer [;)]
tape drives. They were used for DECwindows, so I guess that they have 
X-compatible graphics
hardware. I also have access to Alpha VAX's and proper (Sun/IBM) Unix boxes, in 
case remote booting
is required.

Q1. What I would like to know is - how much use could I make of these boxes as 
development systems
(Perl and other CGIs) and web servers? Based on what info I currently have, it 
looks like the answer
is that they are effectively useless. ;'-(

Q2. In the unlikely event that they can be used, could some nice kind VAXen 
point me towards the best
place to start? I've done quite a few proper Unix installs (AIX, Solaris, IRIX, 
Ultrix, etc), and one Linux - so
I'm not a complete novice. 

Big thanks.

Bob Cross.
email: robert dot cross at scottish-newcastle dot co dot uk