New Definiton/ Vaporware lives still!

From: Roger Merchberger <>
Date: Mon Nov 17 12:54:45 1997

Due to massive amounts of caffeine & sleep deprivation, Allison J Parent said:
><Speaking of Alpha's, is there any chance that I can put my own together? A
><agree... it's just plain stupid, and I hate Intel anyway... kind of like in
>Sure, you can buy them used for prices that aren't all that expensive
>compared to late model 486 or early p5s. The older ones are now some 4-5
>years old. The OS for it will cost you. You have three choices that I
>know of, OpenVMS (my favorite), Digital Unix, or NT. I don't know that
>anyone has done a UNIX port outside of digital.

Sure... Linux. Linus Torvalds (the guy who wrote/writes/improves it) owns a
DEC Alpha 500Mhz machine... I remember hearing that he can do a full kernal
compile (with every single driver/module/etc.) on version 2.0.0 in under 8
minutes. (it's 15-20 minutes for a barebones kernal (1.3.18) on my Cyrix

Anyone got a Alpha 166 *cheap*??? ;-)

Roger "Merch" Merchberger
Roger Merchberger       | Why does Hershey's put nutritional
Programmer, NorthernWay | information on their candy bar wrappers  | when there's no nutritional value within?
Received on Mon Nov 17 1997 - 12:54:45 GMT

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