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PC Week: Compaq plans big push for Tru64 Unix on Alpha

Jul 02, 1999, 12:07 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Lisa DiCarlo)

"In the midst of a thorough corporate restructuring, Compaq Computer Corp. made a strategic decision today: It intends to become a top Unix player, and it will achieve that goal by significantly increasing investments in Tru64 Unix on the Alpha platform."

"In a memo sent to employees, Compaq's Office of the Chief Executive outlines the "critical decision" to "significantly increase our Unix market share" by pledging an additional $100 million to partners and marketing and "field programs" for Tru64 Unix. The company will also double its field specialist staff, increase its advertising budget and boost joint marketing funds with software partners by 400 percent, according to the memo."

"The company plans to maintain its investments in SCO Unix, Linux and, of course, Windows NT."

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