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DEC Alpha old advertisment and some PWS maintenance links 
Thursday, November 10, 2011, 09:00 PM
Posted by Administrator
In 1999, this (print) ad was very demonstrative, and many like me thought, this will be the future.
Do you remember ?

(btw if you're using Firefox and Adblock, this image may be blocked too)

Regardless of this, I found some useful links for my DEC PWS Miata.
Maintenance guides and docs
http://www.o3one.org/hwdocs/alpha/miata_pws_.html
A collection of hints and small guides
http://www.turquoisewitch.com/~bradh/miata/Service/

Especially the error codes (LED codes and beeps codes) were interesting.

Also, I found an outdated hint about installing CentOS and OpenBSD on a Miata (PWS).
http://www.cromwell-intl.com/unix/linux-alpha.html
CentOS development for Alpha CPUs were stopped in 2006 (latest CentOS Release is 4.3)
OpenBSD is still also available for Alpha CPUs - Release is 5.0 (November 2011!)

So best choice for my PWS433a (beside a Windows 2000 RC2 for Alpha Build 2128) is OpenBSD at the moment, OpenVMS would be still interesting but license is time limited and not very easy to get.

Related link leads to current OpenBSD distribution for Alpha.

UPDATE: Meanwhile OpenBSD 5.1 is out. I refreshed the "related" link.
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