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Suicide
04-11-2003, 06:05 AM
Anyone know where (if) any ISO's exist for Redhat9 for the Alpha platform? Can't find any on redhat's ftp, or mirror ftp sites :(

Dyck15
04-11-2003, 06:27 AM
Did you try google?

Always try google:D

www.google.ca for us eh:p

Suicide
04-11-2003, 11:49 AM
Yes I have and only found links for 7.1 and prior :-/

DigitalDD
04-11-2003, 08:54 PM
Since Compaq owns the rights to the Alpha processor from when they purchased Digital they are in charge of keeping the Alpha code for redHat up to date..

http://www.support.compaq.com/alpha-tools/redhat/

looks like they're up to 7.2 only though. :tears:

kane2g
04-11-2003, 09:09 PM
can you guys enlighten me with a link or something,
what is alpha.
I think that regular cpus are x86
so would alpha be RISC??

Suicide
04-11-2003, 10:07 PM
can you guys enlighten me with a link or something,
what is alpha.
I think that regular cpus are x86
so would alpha be RISC??
The Alpha processor is a 64-bit processor that Compaq is phasing out in favour of Itanium :( Very nice in it's day (and still alright today). Yes it's a RiSC based processor, and it's been around for quite some time.

Suicide
04-11-2003, 10:08 PM
Since Compaq owns the rights to the Alpha processor from when they purchased Digital they are in charge of keeping the Alpha code for redHat up to date..

http://www.support.compaq.com/alpha-tools/redhat/

looks like they're up to 7.2 only though. :tears:
Crap okay... I didn't check compaq's site in detail. Thanks for the info.

kane2g
04-12-2003, 12:18 PM
The Alpha processor is a 64-bit processor that Compaq is phasing out in favour of Itanium :( Very nice in it's day (and still alright today). Yes it's a RiSC based processor, and it's been around for quite some time.
So what youre saying is:
High end stuff that you'll never afford or use.
GOT IT! :thumb:

Suicide
04-12-2003, 05:03 PM
So what youre saying is:
High end stuff that you'll never afford or use.
GOT IT! :thumb:
Actually, you can pick 'em up on ebay cheap if you look hard enough heh.. but ya :)