Subject: RE: Multia (semi off-topic)
To: William O Ferry <WOFerry+@CMU.EDU>
From: Tim Rightnour <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/17/1998 00:04:12
On 16-Oct-98 William O Ferry spoke unto us all:
# I've been toying with the purchase of a Multia, to be completely
# honest not so much because I need a computer, but because it seems to be
# a decent price, and I don't currently have an Alpha.. =) But I have
# some questions I hoped somebody out here might be able to answer.
Flee, run, escape! Multias like to burn out and die, at which point you have
to replace a few chips.. After that they are solid as a rock though.
# First off, I see NetBSD supports the Multia, is it well supported?
# I mean is the onboard audio, video, IDE/SCSI, serial/parallel/PS2
# supported? I take it the floppy wouldn't be supported past the SRM, or
# is the floppy supported on the Alpha now? (I've only lightly followed
# NetBSD/alpha progress)
no floppy, no audio.. supposedly PCMCIA works.. not sure though.
# Also, can anybody say exactly what kind of RAM it requires? The
72 pin true parity simms.. nothing special.
# In general, how is the performance on a 166MHz Multia? I'm not
About equal to a P90 or maybe P80 ish.. ;) Nice machine.. but kinda slow..
(I'm a real speed demon though, so my thoughts might be unfair)
Tim Rightnour - email@example.com
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