[rc5] Thinking of an Alpha

Brian Neal bneal at volusianet.net
Sat Nov 8 19:43:01 EST 1997


Be careful, I use an alpha all the time and it is one of the most annoying
systems in existence!  Hardware and software cost a fortune! ($16,000 for
a tape drive)  And it has little if no future, now that DEC is working with
intel
and using their chips...

-brian

-----Original Message-----
From: John Ragland <tachyon at icom.net>
To: rc5 at llamas.net <rc5 at llamas.net>
Date: Saturday, November 08, 1997 12:58 PM
Subject: [rc5] Thinking of an Alpha


>Thanks to this project, I'm thinking of upgrading from a P133 to an
>Alpha 800 when it comes out. I have never before had a program where a
>really fast processor would be really useful. When I upgrade the MB, I
>guess I'll have to upgrade from win 3.1 to Linux also.  :)  Heh, I'll
>have a more powerful computer than My ISP, it'll practically be a
>mainframe, without the mainframe headaches.
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