These types of deals usually involve only the operating system.  All the
goodies - rpg, query, sql, etc, are all extra.  On a P05 box, each language
is $1200, as is Query, SQL, PDM, etc.  It adds up quick.  You'll probably
need a software subscription ($600/yr) to keep get the OS up to v5r1.  And,
don't plan on running websphere on that mini machine.  It takes at least a
170-2291 with about a GIG of memory.  Yikes.

The 150 is an odd machine.  Not worth the money.

Maybe there are other deals out there, but even if the box is cheap, the
software cost will kill you.

You're better off considering one of the timesharing services out there like or

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On Behalf Of Wills, Mike N. (TC)
Sent:   Friday, January 11, 2002 1:39 PM
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Subject:        RE: eBay model 150 auction

So, just in your guys' opinions, it isn't worth doing? What would the
additional costs involved be to set it up (assuming it is a usable system as
is)? In the hundreds or more?

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