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Date:      Wed, 16 Mar 2016 12:09:40 +0100
From:      Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de>
To:        Chris Hope <christopher.hope.cookie@gmail.com>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Best freBDS 64bit version or fork for ~2001-2002 DEC Aplha?
Message-ID:  <20160316120940.da515c86.freebsd@edvax.de>
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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:

ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/releases/ISO-IMAGES/10.2/

Further information for using FreeBSD on this architecture:

http://www.freebsd.org/platforms/ia64/index.html

https://wiki.freebsd.org/ia64

https://wiki.freebsd.org/ia64/InstallNotes

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

https://www.freebsd.org/platforms/alpha.html



> I don't want Solaris.

Use VMS then. :-)


-- 
Polytropon
Magdeburg, Germany
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
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