Best freBDS 64bit version or fork for ~2001-2002 DEC Aplha?
steve at sohara.org
Wed Mar 16 11:37:45 UTC 2016
On Wed, 16 Mar 2016 12:09:40 +0100
Polytropon <freebsd at edvax.de> wrote:
> 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
ia64 is Itanium, that's not going to run on an Alpha.
> Otherwise, check out FreeBSD/alpha, but keen in mind this
> branch has been discontinued:
That should do - but it is ancient, ports are likely to be
troublesome. NetBSD may be a better option.
Steve O'Hara-Smith <steve at sohara.org>
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