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PC Week: Compaq to halt NT on Alpha development

Aug 20, 1999, 22:02 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Lisa DiCarlo, Mary Jo Foley)

"Compaq Computer Corp. this week laid off roughly 100 engineers responsible for developing Windows NT on the Alpha platform, several informed sources said."

"In what may be a related move, Wes Melling, former vice president of OpenVMS and NT integration at Compaq, resigned this week, sources said..."

"Compaq officials did not return a request for comment. But in recent weeks, Compaq has been playing up Linux, True64 Unix and OpenVMS as the preferred operating systems for Alpha."

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