Off topic: NetBSD or OpenBSD for Alpha server ?

Juan Francisco Cantero Hurtado iam at
Mon May 14 03:10:13 UTC 2012

On 05/04/2012 07:51 PM, Kenneth Hatteland wrote:
> Since the alpha forum for FreeBSD is closed, and there has not been
> Alpha support since 6.4 I wondered about which OS to install on a alpha
> server I am getting quite soon. I guess FreeBSD 6.4 is perhaps not the
> best since it is not maintained and the ports tree likewise ?
> So I checked the 2 other main contenders and just wanted to ask if
> anyone here had an opinion what 2 install of the BSDs ? Or perhaps
> FreeBSD 6.4 is a good choice ( I have not tested Open or Net BSD so
> FreeBSD is my hometurf) The machine will probably be a server to have
> fun with and hopefully learn something from. Perhaps some server role in
> my rig, routing, security etc.....
> Any advise would be nice :)

Hi. I don't have experience with Alpha but OpenBSD supports this arch. 
Take a look:
- . The number of pre-built packages is not bad.


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