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Date:      Wed, 16 Mar 2016 11:37:21 +0000
From:      Steve O'Hara-Smith <steve@sohara.org>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Cc:        Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de>
Subject:   Re: Best freBDS 64bit version or fork for ~2001-2002 DEC Aplha?
Message-ID:  <20160316113721.cc9fbf4ee4f1e9d930178cdc@sohara.org>
In-Reply-To: <20160316120940.da515c86.freebsd@edvax.de>
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On Wed, 16 Mar 2016 12:09:40 +0100
Polytropon <freebsd@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:
> 
> https://www.freebsd.org/platforms/alpha.html

	That should do - but it is ancient, ports are likely to be
troublesome. NetBSD may be a better option.

-- 
Steve O'Hara-Smith <steve@sohara.org>




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