Subject: Re: Fwd: 275 MHz Alpha UNIX workstations for tryout
To: Greg Earle <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Marc Ramirez <email@example.com>
Date: 05/04/1995 03:13:01
On Wed, 3 May 1995, Greg Earle wrote:
[ Alpha has programmable instruction set, a la Cray ]
> The Viper runs either DEC OSF/1 (UNIX) or emulates an Intel 486 and runs
> Windows NT (POSIX).
Oh, if that were true... :) I was quite sure the Alpha had its own very
fixed instruction set (although the endian-ness is selectable at boot
time). Also, NT has been ported to a good variety architectures (good for
MS, that is).
"You're porting NetBSD to the Alpha? But I'm already running NetBSD on my
Alpha. I just upload the 486 instruction set in the boot blocks..."
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