Phil Carmody (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Wed, 27 Jan 1999 15:00:54 +0000
Trent Gillespie wrote:
> Just thought I'd let everyone know that someone at Alpha-Processor
> "unofficially" recommended to no longer use the UX board, because it
> will not be supported with new firmware, consoles or anything else in
> the future.
> On a good note, the DP264 (dual 21264) will be released Monday, the LX
> is going back into reproduction, the RX board is likely scheduled for
> production by the end of the quarter, and Compaq has a new 21264 based
> machine debuting Monday...
I've only just saved all my hard earned pennies and got myself a UX4
based workstation (I assume the UX4 is a 'ruffian', I'm very new to
all the terminology). Currently it only has NT4, but I intend (when
I've worked out what the heck MILO/ARCBIOS/other-stuff is) to install
RedHat as my primary operating system.
Am I scuppered?
I thought the UX was the latest greatest 164 system - in which case
how come it's dead already?
I'm no alpha/linux wiz, is there a simple RH CD set I can literally
install with one command (I'm not lazy, just dumb) and which will then
work without me having to mother it? I can get access to the RH5.2
all-processor CD set, but have been warned that "it comes with almost
no instructions", and it's a 2.0.36(?) kernel which I now read is old
hat. Or shall I just use NT for the rest of its life (no, you can't
wish that on anyone).
P.S. I rarely have access to anything more high tech than e-mail, so
'downloading the latest patches' is a non-trivial operation.
-- Phil Carmody Not speaking for or on behalf of Nokia Telecommunications.
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