goodbye FreeBSD alpha.. hello FreeBSD ia64

Anton Shterenlikht mexas at
Mon Nov 23 11:35:12 UTC 2009

It's been about a year now since I moved my last alpha from FreeBSD to VMS.
I'm writing to express my gratitude and admiration to
all those who made FreeBSD alpha port a reality and a success.
I want once again to thank all those who answered my
alpha questions, provided solutions, shared tips and advice.
It's been a very enjoyable experience.

Now it's time to say goodbye..

I moved my alphas to a VMS cluster. That should keep them
useful for several more years.

And I moved all my FreeBSD server needs to ia64. Now, I know
some of you consider it no less alive than alpha, but we shall see.
Being in academia, I'm in a privileged position to take risks.

all the best, and see you again..

Anton Shterenlikht
Room 2.6, Queen's Building
Mech Eng Dept
Bristol University
University Walk, Bristol BS8 1TR, UK
Tel: +44 (0)117 331 5944
Fax: +44 (0)117 929 4423

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