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Re: DS20 Worth trying ?

i've had debian runnin on a herd (20, but they are slowly dieing off) of ES40's 
for nearly two years. they are not super fast, by todays standards, but they are 
quite stable:

 uname -a
Linux dove-01 2.4.26-1-smp #1 SMP Sat May 1 17:27:38 EST 2004 alpha GNU/Linux
dove-01:~# uptime
 07:30:13 up 88 days, 17:34,  1 user,  load average: 1.00, 1.00, 1.00

-- mcihael

On Tue, Jan 31, 2006 at 08:46:34PM -0300, Roberto de Iriarte wrote:
> Dear sirs.
>    Some years ago, i used to be a big Alpha fan (Collector maybe), getting
> to own several 21064 and 21164 based machines. I gave up on the hobby,
> but have been offered a nice DS20 in a small cabinet (E model)
> lately that i could use as a second machine at home.
> Unfortunately, i am very unaware of the state of "desktop computing" on 
> the alpha.
> Should I dust off my SRM handbook and go for it ?
> BTW, i could use some advice on decent video adaptors that work on the 
> Alpha,
> I remember hunting down a PCI Radeon back in 2002 (long gone) ,
> and getting  DRI  going  after a lengthy fight with gcc optimisations
> that produced broken code ....
> Regards
> Roberto de Iriarte.
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