I understand that there is a NetBSD port to DEC Alpha; I've got a
Multia which I'd like to run a real OS on -- NT's too painful and
slow. Any leads would be appreciated.
NetBSD - 1.2 will work on MULTIA, to my knowledge.
Will be announced any day now.
Cute quote: "Bill Gates should limit his salary to the number of bytes
addressable by the latest version of MS-DOS, and be taxed based on the
number of bytes of RAM needed by the latest version of MS-Windows"
I run NetBSD on my Multia, and where I work (NASA Ames Research Center;
sorry, couldn't help but notice your address :-), we're running NetBSD
DEC Multia's are now available through our own website for $99.
We recently purchased DEC's entire remaining inventory of Alpha Multia's.
The Multia is a 166mhz DEC Alpha (cpu 21066-AA), with integrated SVGA,
sound, ethernet, 2 PCMCIA slots, and a floppy drive. It makes a great
inexpensive Linux, BSD, or Windows NT workstation. We also have components
such as hard drive and memory upgrades available, such as 64MB True Parity
RAM - 2 SIMMS for $139.00, as well as 2.1GB SCSI Drives.
We currently have the VX-40 F2 model in stock, which has an internal SCSI-2
We were formerly auctioning the Multia through Onsale.com, and are now
selling our remaining inventory directly.
You can do secure, online ordering through our website. The original Multia
hardware service guide is also available there, in .PDF format.
Average shipping cost within the US is between $12-$20.
We do ship internationally with UPS, with payment by major credit card.
Average shipping cost to Europe has been $150, we can strap 2 boxes together
which averages $250 for shipping.
If you are a reseller interested in ordering in quantities greater than 10,
there are quantity discounts available.