John E. Malmberg wb8tyw at
Thu Mar 16 04:37:25 GMT 2000

Richard Sharpe <sharpe at> wrote:

> >Compaq Alpha's are switch hitters on big or little endians.  You can not
> >assume the mode based on the chip.
> >
> >OpenVMS uses the words in Intel order.  I do not know about the different
> >UNIX based operating systems that run on it.
> Well, Tru64 Unix runs them in LE mode as well, and I imagine that Linux
> does as well.
> Off hand, I can't think of any other versions of UNIX that run on Alpha,
> but I may be out of touch there.

Don't forget NetBSD.  If you need a description on how some odd computer
widget works, chances are you will find it on their web site.

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