The LispOS Project: a position paper, part 2

Alaric B. Williams
Wed, 4 Jun 1997 19:40:35 +0000

> Well, let's see, today in my local paper I see a 7100/80 (one of the first
> Power Macs, no match for a new one speedwise but well beyond a 486) advertised
> for $750 with no monitor.  The cheapest machine you can buy new that runs
> MkLinux today appears to be the 7200, which starts at $1300 sans monitor and
> keyboard.  Support for more models is on the way.
> Are those prices really prohibitive?

Yes. They'd put me right out of the running. I can spare about three pounds
a week - five US dollars or so. So I could get a 7200 in, oh, five
years if I gave up all the luxuries.

> -- Scott

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