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 Post subject: Re: Alpha in ATX/EATX?
Unread postPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 6:52 pm 
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He wants to run Windows NT, so anything newer than a DS20 won't work.

You'll get bored with NT very quickly.

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 Post subject: Re: Alpha in ATX/EATX?
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mattst88 wrote:
He wants to run Windows NT, so anything newer than a DS20 won't work.

Did anyone try anything that is newer than DS20 and has AlphaBIOS? It seems even the ES40 has AlphaBIOS in firmware and I would guess the Tsunami NT HAL would work, but I never had a chance to try it.

mattst88 wrote:
You'll get bored with NT very quickly.

Hoarding Alpha NT software is the fun part. I recently bought a copy of WordPerfect Office for Alpha NT ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Alpha in ATX/EATX?
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Most fun I had with Windows NT on alpha was, when I was playing xevil with Alphaserver 2100.

In my experience finding software to run on Alpha NT is next to impossible.


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 Post subject: Re: Alpha in ATX/EATX?
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I am sure it won't last long with NT, but it could at least satisfy my nostalgia. For me NT 4.0 was the pinnacle OS, I remember when my dad bought NT 4 Server in 1996 and had me install it on my 75mhz Pentium. I wasn't hooked on Windows 95 at the time like all my friends, but then again they were reading Goosebumps while I was reading Novell Netware manuals. I had previously messed around with OS/2 Warp, it was the only to play my old DOS Interplay Star Trek games that required excessive conventional memory, but didn't like the flakiness of it from what I remember, I think my Sound Blaster 16 would loose it's settings off and on.

For whatever reason seeing that blue background with the 16mb of ram I had displayed in all it's glory really struck a chord. I ended up running it as my primary operating system until sometime in 2000 when I upgraded to Windows 2000.

I haven't looked around yet, but as long as I can compile C++ on the Alpha machine I will be happy. I'd love to run some of my benchmarking applications on it for the sake of comparison.

Sorry for the rant, just trying to explain my love of NT.

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