Hardware

If you have any questions or want to share experiences about the topics mentioned below, feel free to contact me.

Alpha

Yes, the world does not end after Intel's x86 processors. So, I decided to buy an Alpha and run Linux/Alpha on it. Currently, this is Redhat 5.1 (Manhattan). When I installed the Alpha, the RedHat distribution was the better one of two distributions available (Debian/Alpha had some problems at that time...).

To be more specific, the Alpha has a Digital AXPPCI33 mainboard running a Alpha-21066 CPU (166MHz), which I bought at the Hobbytronic '98 from Request. Certainly, my shiny new board was Dead On Arrival... :-/ So, I drove to Request (in the Netherlands), and they exchanged it. They were really nice and checked, whether my memory and VGA card works with the board without asking for a fee, although it was Saturday and they didn't have publicly open at that time.

The Alpha is configured as Name-, NFS-, Samba-, Web-, practically-everything-Server :-) and is also connected to the Internet through a non-permanent ISDN connection.

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Michael Weber
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