Best freBDS 64bit version or fork for ~2001-2002 DEC Aplha?

Polytropon freebsd at
Wed Mar 16 11:09:50 UTC 2016

On Wed, 16 Mar 2016 18:55:16 +1100, Chris Hope wrote:
> As pre-purchase research I'm looking to buy a $500-800(AUD) DEC Alpha 64bit
> home desktop workstation circa 1998-2001.
> What is the latest kernel 64bit either internal project or recommended fork
> that supports it (with KDE/Gnome 1 or similar UI).

I'd say that the current production release FreeBSD/ia64 10.2
is worth a try, as you've stated that it is a 64 bit platform
(not to be confused with FreeBSD/amd64). You can get the
installation images here:

Further information for using FreeBSD on this architecture:

Otherwise, check out FreeBSD/alpha, but keen in mind this
branch has been discontinued:

> I don't want Solaris.

Use VMS then. :-)

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