Why... that's absolutely correct Todd, thank you for pointing
that out. The Octane would be only a 195 Mhz. R10000, with
256MB RAM, a 4GB system disk, SGI keyboard and mouse, mousepad,
US power cord, your choice of 9 different colors of LED lightbar,
Reputable Systems screwdriver, and a 90 day
warranty, but still, certainly usable. Tell them Todd said to
throw in SGI granite colored speakers, and a lockbar for free,
and I will. http://www.yqcomputer.com/
Unfortunately, the latest Irix version I can provide is 6.5.12,
but the set is complete.
It includes Foundation 1, Foundation 2, Development Foundation,
Development Libraries, Applications xx/yy, Install Tools and Overlays
1/3, Overlays 2/3, Overlays 3/3, ONC3/NFS, Irix documentation disc,
SNMP MIB for HPUX (does anyone actually USE this disc?), and a
HotMix disc. One dozen original SGI media (CDROM discs)
for one low price. You could get a brand new Toshiba XM6201B CDROM
drive, in new external case, with cable and terminator for Octane,
for only $180 additional.
And as Todd so rigthfully pointed out, you just need to register for
your free SupportFolio account at support.sgi.com to be able to download
a fairly modern version (currently 6.5.19 as of 11 Jan. 2004) of the
overlays (upgrade) discs.
> Unless you're buying a $50K machine, I don't think you'll need a
> support contract in a non-business environment.
Not only that, but it would be a much better deal to buy a complete
low end Octane at $325, rather than a hardware support contract with
overnight replacement cost from SGI.