Subject: Any experince with this alpha?
To: None <port-alpha@NetBSD.ORG>
From: John C. Hayward <John.C.Hayward@wheaton.edu>
Date: 08/26/1996 11:19:58
Dear Alpha People,
It looks like DEC is dumping some alphas and various vendors are selling
these systems. Does anyone have experince with the following system:
166 alpha (UDB by Digital Equipment)
340MB hard drive
1 PCI slot
2 PCMCIA slots
10baseT/10base2 ethernet on board
16 bit sound w/speaker on board
PS/2 type keyboard
3 button mouse
In particular does X run well on this machine (I guess the video is built
into the mother board). Also it appears that there is built in SCSI for
the hard drive but I cannot tell.
Is 24MB enough space for a alpha (I know it is a RISC processor and has
64 bit words so my guess is it would take more memory than a 32 bit
Does the current alpha port of NetBSD support PCMCIA cards - I would need to
have a modem (ppp) and know there are PCMCIA cards - I don't see serial on
I can get this system (without monitor) for $800 which seems like a good
bang for the buck.
I've used NetBSD on the i386 and pmax.