I hate to ask, but...

I hate to ask, but...

Post by mdl » Fri, 09 Jan 2004 17:25:04


I'm a high school student, and I can't exactly afford to pay $1600 for a
support contract just to get IRIX 6.5.22f. Would any of you be willing
to provide me with this? I've checked eBay, various (ick) peer-to-peer
services, asked numerous friends in college--I've pretty much exhausted
my options.

I'd also like MIPSpro 7.4 C/C++ and WorldView Japanese, but I think I'm
already asking too much. Any, er, "donations" would be greatly
appreciated.

I'm only using this machine for personal stuff, nothing commercial.
Dunno if that makes any difference or not, but I figured I'd mention it.

Thanks.

--
Mark Laws XXXX@XXXXX.COM
http://www.yqcomputer.com/
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http://www.yqcomputer.com/
 
 
 

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Post by IRIX Centr » Fri, 09 Jan 2004 19:25:15


apparently you have mistaken this newsgroup for alt.warez.irix

in other words get lost *** nut.

cheers.

 
 
 

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Post by sy_nttv » Fri, 09 Jan 2004 21:35:35

On Thu, 08 Jan 2004 04:25:15 -0600,
IRIX Central < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >, in




Oh, there's a winning attitude.

I suppose I could point out to the young man that he can get all that
if he simply ditches the SGI antiques and goes for GNU/Linux he could
get all that for free, but then purists here would howl like stuck
wargs, so I won't.

James
--
Consulting Minister for Consultants, DNRC
I can please only one person per day. Today is not your day. Tomorrow
isn't looking good, either.
I am BOFH. Resistance is futile. Your network will be assimilated.
 
 
 

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Post by Khamba Sta » Sat, 10 Jan 2004 00:58:27

> I suppose I could point out to the young man that he can get all that

And while saying that, you actually did ;)

The real question which needs to be asked is why he desperately needs
6.5.22, female stream no less, and why he wouldn't be content with
6.5.17m (or 6.5.19m, dunno which is freely available now).

--
Disclaimer: my boss and I never agree.
"I want a sitting duck serving as a scapegoat for my guinea pig!"
 
 
 

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Post by Martijn Si » Sat, 10 Jan 2004 01:08:53


for a

Well, if he has the IRIX foundation cd's he would be able to get the latest
maintenance release with a supportfolio account that SGI might give
him for free (as in beer).

Linux doesn't run that well on some SGI machines (like R10000 O2s) and
support for graphics is much better with IRIX, so I suppose it depends on
the intended use whether Linux is an option.

--ms
 
 
 

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Post by Mark Law » Sat, 10 Jan 2004 04:17:29


Please use proper Usenet hierarchies in your attempted witticisms,
e.g. alt.binaries.warez.irix.


Oh, ok.

Let's take a look at this choice page you have on your site
(www.irixcentral.com/downloads/commercial.html), Mr. Anti-Warez
Crusader. KPT, eh? It's "ABANDONWARE," though, so of course it's no
longer protected by any copyrights or anything!

"It is up to the end user to aquire the appropriate licenses and/or
right to use agreement for these products."

While you're at it, why don't you add the usual "I'M NOT BREAKING THE
LAW BY PROVIDING THESE BECAUSE THEY'RE ONLY FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES AND
YOU CAN LEGALLY USE THEM FOR 24 HOURS!!!"?

You're a moron and a hypocrite. Please enjoy your complementary stay in
the Killfile Hotel (tm).

--
Mark Laws XXXX@XXXXX.COM
http://www.yqcomputer.com/
 
 
 

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Post by IRIX Centr » Sat, 10 Jan 2004 05:21:06


seems like your just upset because no one is rushing to burn those
6.5.22 ISO's for yet another begging "poor starving student".

i paid for my support contract and i get all the 6.5.X cd's i can
handle. many of the group did as well. minimum wage is not 3.25 an
hour anymore get a summer job, compile those kernels, and get back to
us in a year.

cry me a river son.
 
 
 

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Post by Khalid Sch » Sat, 10 Jan 2004 07:30:11

I think that this may be a bit of an over reaction. Yeh asking peeps to do
Illegal things is not on. But did he know any better? Getting the
compilers isn't happening. Hell if I don't have any then why should
someone elce get them for free lol. gcc works for me although I have some
things that need the mips pro compiler but I just compile on my SGI's at
oxford and copy the binarys accross :-). IRIX can be bought from ebay and
I for one have a copy of 6.5 origional disks that I'm not running as I got
6.5.18f with my Octane. I'm not sure if it's legal to sell or give away
origional disks but I'm not running the code installed from these disks so
perhaps it is?? I should check with Mr SGI and find out. 22F is not a
sensible goal though. Someone from SGI gave me IRIX 6.2 for free with
manuals :-) I'm sure there are old copies kicking about that people want
to get shot of.

Lets remember that it's ur geeks that won't let wonderful systems
like die and dwindle. As long as we keep remembering that it's far nicer
to work with and has far more class that linux then were still going to
keep irix popular. I know since I got my first SGI I've loved them. I've
since getting to know irix given SGI a bit of wonga. I've ordered a tonne
of Octanes, a few O2's, an Onyx and an Origin 2000 :-) If SGI hadn't given
me irix 6.2 to play with on my hardware I'd still be a mere linux geek
buying Lintel systems from the evil Mr Dell.

This does not mean am am for ripping off software. I'm dead against it but
there must be a leagal method we can advise this chap of as to how he can
get irix to play about with. He may in a number of years be writing out a
multi-million pound order for an SGI :-)

*********************
Khalid Schofield
System Administrator / EM Technician
Dept. Of Materials
University Of Oxford
Parks Road
Oxford
OX1 3PH

Email: XXXX@XXXXX.COM
Tel: 01865 273785
Fax: 01865 283333
Web: http://www.yqcomputer.com/
 
 
 

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Post by Greg Dougl » Sat, 10 Jan 2004 14:41:15


LOL. That's hilarious, I'm going to have to remember that
one, Maint. or Feature is actually Male or Female. :)
 
 
 

I hate to ask, but...

Post by tgoranfl » Sun, 11 Jan 2004 15:23:24


$500 is all you need to get a copy of IRIX. And you'll have an Octane
to run it on.

Buy an Octane from Greg Douglas for $325, and the IRIX CD's for $175
and you're all set. Am I correct Greg?

Then get a freebie Supportfolio account from SGI and keep IRIX up to
date. Semi up to date.

Unless you're buying a $50K machine, I don't think you'll need a
support contract in a non-business environment.

$500 isn't a lot of money.
 
 
 

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Post by Dominic S. » Mon, 12 Jan 2004 06:09:04


saaaaaay todd! ol buddy ol pal....

howsabout loan'n yer ol pal (me) 500 bux!
 
 
 

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Post by tgoranfl » Mon, 12 Jan 2004 15:44:24


LOL. Let me rephrase that.

$500 isn't a lot of money... Considering all that you get. How's that?
 
 
 

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Post by Greg Dougl » Tue, 13 Jan 2004 15:01:28


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.
 
 
 

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Post by sy_nttv » Wed, 14 Jan 2004 01:15:33

On Thu, 8 Jan 2004 22:30:11 +0000,
Khalid Schofield < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >, in



Of course he did. How old where you when your momma taught you not to
steal? not old enough to use a computer? what I thought.

If there where a legal way to get around this issue without forking
over significant chuncks of change, it would be all over this
newsgroup and the web, and googling for it would provide the relevant
locations.

James
--
Consulting Minister for Consultants, DNRC
I can please only one person per day. Today is not your day. Tomorrow
isn't looking good, either.
I am BOFH. Resistance is futile. Your network will be assimilated.