Off topic: NetBSD or OpenBSD for Alpha server ?

Rod Person rodperson at
Sat May 5 18:25:48 UTC 2012

On Sat, 05 May 2012 19:20:10 +0200
Kenneth Hatteland <kenneth.hatteland at> wrote:

> The idea of installing FreeBSD 6.4 and experiment with upgrading
> to7.x and above appeals to quite a lot. If anyone have tried this I`d
> like to know if it is doable. I guess I`ll pick up the server one of
> the coming days.

I have an Aspen Durango II Alpha server that I'm pretty sure I was able
to upgrade to 7.x using cvs. It been sitting ideal in my basement for a
few years now. I don't think you can go above 7.
> The tip on using OpenVMS is okay, I googled it. But this seems to be
> a commercial OS, and I have no money to spend on it, and I get the
> server for free to play with. So BSD will be fine.

The hobby license is free. You just need the media, which I think sells
for around 30 - 50 bucks when it pops up on Ebay. Not sure if the
Hobbyist still sell media.

Rod Person     rodperson at
"Let us in the name of the Holy Trinity, go on sending all the slaves 
 that can be sold." 
- Letter from Christopher Columbus.
  J.A. Rawley, The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade: A History. Pg.3

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