[rc5] Thinking of an Alpha

Brian Neal bneal at volusianet.net
Sat Nov 8 20:06:15 EST 1997


>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

Whoops!  I added an extra 0, it really costs $1,600...
Still, thats quite a bit for a tape drive...

-brian


-----Original Message-----
From: Brian Neal <bneal at volusianet.net>
To: rc5 at llamas.net <rc5 at llamas.net>
Date: Saturday, November 08, 1997 2:45 PM
Subject: Re: [rc5] Thinking of an Alpha


>
>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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