Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 30th Jun 2005 12:27 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems There are increasing rumors that Alpha might be brought back to life. The Inq sets the big 'if' aside and explores the possiblities: "What if there really is a will to get Alpha back into the changed market? What sort of chip would it have to be to have that good chance of success, if any?"
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RE: Alpha Linux
by Eric Crossman on Thu 30th Jun 2005 13:37 UTC

A few years back, there was active support for Alpha from Linux vendors like RedHat and SuSE and even the BSDs. At that time, I was in college and installed RedHat on a handful of "obsolete" AlphaServers to get away from horific Tru64 licensing/support costs. It worked really well for things that were open source and could be re-compiled. There was even a tru64 compat library to run tru64 binaries. I miss the Alpha!