[rescue] what to do with a dec alpha 255

Jonathan C. Patschke jp at celestrion.net
Wed May 30 20:48:57 CDT 2007

On Wed, 30 May 2007, stephen price wrote:

> Cleaning out my last (gasp) offsite locker of "junk" - ran across a
> dec alpha 255 desktop - was wondering if its worth keeping, if so -
> what o/s (have tru64 4.0f-5.2) but no real need.  Maybe some other o/s
> or maybe give it away.

Use it for learning VMS.

If you can be okay with VMS being very-much not Unix, it's a wonderful
operating system in its own right.  Also, the stark differences in how
it operates will give you a better feel for some things that you just
took for granted while running Unix.

Jonathan Patschke ) "If we keep our pride, though paradise is lost, we
Elgin, TX        (   will pay the price, but we cannot count the cost."
USA               )                             --Neil Peart, "Bravado"

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