[rescue] Linux

Chris Hedemark chris at yonderway.com
Mon Dec 2 09:03:16 CST 2002

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On Monday, December 2, 2002, at 09:47 AM, Eric Dittman wrote:

> There are a couple of Alphas that are NT-only that won't run
> anything else, and there are some Alphas that are NT-only that
> can run OpenVMS by setting a variable.

Well I put new firmware on it, and have successfully loaded Linux and 
OpenBSD on these guys..

>> Bah.  Why bother.
> Because you want to try VMS?

I *did* want to try it, mostly out of nostalgia.  But there is very 
little call for the platform these days, and I rarely if ever see it 
listed as a required skill for a sysadmin job.  If HP wants to make it 
a pain for hobbyists to use, I got the message, and I won't use it (or 
recommend it to clients).  I wish HP would treat their various OS 
offerings the way Sun treats Solaris (at least, when they are offering 
free downloads for low end boxen anyway).

Chris Hedemark .. Hillsborough, NC .. http://yonderway.com
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