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An old PA-RISC wont cost you much (100-200 $ ) the same is true for SPARC... I gave away some of my sparcs because I had no room... For an AIX or HP-UX, be sure you have a system with OS installed...

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One of the BSDs, NetBSD, runs on almost everything: NetBSD Documentation .
Although it's reachable from drl's link, the best reference for NetBSD platform support is probably http://www.netbsd.org/ports/

For OpenBSD, see http://openbsd.org/plat.html

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An old PA-RISC wont cost you much (100-200 $ ) the same is true for SPARC... I gave away some of my sparcs because I had no room... For an AIX or HP-UX, be sure you have a system with OS installed...
Thank you very much. Indeed, i'm relieved : i was thinking that it would be expensive to find any older adequate hardware.

I suppose you warn about OS installed due to any first installation difficulties ?

Thank you.

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Although it's reachable from drl's link, the best reference for NetBSD platform support is probably Platforms Supported by NetBSD

For OpenBSD, see OpenBSD Platforms

Regards,
Alister
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I suppose you warn about OS installed due to any first installation difficulties ?
No, Its more that the software costs $$$ you wont be able to find the install CDs like that and many are keyword protected...
If you were living in Geneva, Switzerland, kindly asked, I would have given you a HP A400 or a D270 and a sunblade 2000...
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If you are willing to try one of the BSD flavors, then you might want to check out GhostBSD, which has a live version, so nothing gets installed on the hard drive and you will quickly find out whether FreeBSD is something for you at no extra hardware cost.
Having said that, I find that there are large differences between Solaris and FreeBSD.
 

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