From: Wesley Darlington (wesley at domain blackstar.co.uk)
Date: Thu 24 May 2001 - 12:20:53 IST
On Thu, May 24, 2001 at 11:18:32AM +0000, Andrew Kemmy wrote:
> We recieved a quote from Clarity yesterday for an Alpha workstation with
> 256 Meg ram.
> nothing special. They want £3500 !.Our budget is half this. Does anyone
> have an "old, unwanted" Compaq Alpha, preferably running Tru64 version 4
Doesn't digital unix  cost about a grand just for a licence for
such a machine?
(i) Run a *real* linux on a pee cee. Why mess about with artificial linuces?
(ii) Check out compusys.co.uk - ISTR they sell alphas.
(iii) Buy something on ebay. This is probably your best bet.
> that they might consider selling. The box just has to run the OS
> and support 10 newbies logged in learning vi.
> Alternatively, does anyone have such a box that they would consider
> leasing to us a week at a time
> for approx 5 weeks a year.
Do digital still do that `test drive' thing?
 I like marathons (the chocolate bars) too...
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