How much of a constraint is this? I'm mainly interested in doing software development (undergrad CS student) and web page creation, but I'd like to take care of all the other daily tasks on this machine, too. By daily tasks I mean word processing (and I don't mean vi), email, photoshop and pagemaker-type stuff, and occasional spreadsheet use. Games are not a priority, but might be fun.
I understand that if I have the source code, I can just recompile it for Alpha (right?). But, what percentage of good programs out there give you the source code?
Thanks for your consideration.
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