January 10th, 2004, 16:33
I just bought a Mac 7500/100 for $25 plus $10 for keyboard plus $29 for shipping (yeah they make their money from the shipping) on Ebay. Deals like this are typical.

This Mac will not run NetBSD without a CPU upgrade but it is designed with CPU upgrade in mind since it has a CPU daughter card. Has PCI slots so 100-BaseT ethernet should be easy.

Sonnet will sell 800Mhz G4 upgrade for around $350. Lesser CPUs are cheaper.

Has anybody tried this route to get a fast 64-Bit NetBSD system for cheap?

January 11th, 2004, 00:03
I am still saving up for my 800/G4 upgrade for my 8600, but I assure you I will give it a try after OSX is on that system. :D

January 11th, 2004, 03:14
G4 is a 32bit cpu with 128bit vector processor (Altivec). The G5 is a 64bit cpu and Apple claims that it is the first 64bit workstation but there was SGI with the Indy and DEC with Personal Workstations.

You can pick a relatively cheap Alpha or UltraSPARC on ebay and have fun with a 64bit machine. I love my Alpha and want to get a SPARC box next to play with. 8)