All three systems are under active development, although linux seems to
least far along the path to usability. I would recommend OpenBSD -
NetBSD is fairly similar - because they seem to be slightly better with
to installation and stability on the DEC's (last time I looked).
CD distrubutions are available for either of Net or Open BSD.
Hope this helps.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Marc Evans [SMTP:email@example.com]
> Sent: Sunday, September 20, 1998 5:39 AM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: DECstation (mips) Linux port status
> Hello -
> I am thinking about breathing some life into a pile (yes, literally, a
> of 8) DECstation systems I have here. As I look that the various WWW
> it seems that linux-mips for the DECstation systems stopped being
> back in mid 1997. Am I mistaken?
> In your opinion, since I am not married to any particular OS, if my
> was to be a participant in whichever of OpenBSD, NetBSD, or Linux,
> is the most active in supporting the DECstation systems, where would
> suggest that I focus (yes, I realize readers of this are likely
> Thanks in advance - Marc
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