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DEBIAN: Compaq has donated an Alpha computer to Debian project

Oct 19, 1998, 11:22 (0 Talkback[s])

Debian GNU/Linux
Compaq donates Alpha to Debian
October 19, 1998


DEC/Compaq has donated an Alpha PCI 64-275 to the Debian project. The system will be used to continue development on the Alpha port of the distribution. The Debian GNU/Linux Alpha distribution is scheduled to be included in the 2.1 'Slink' release (set for the end of November).

They system specifications are: DEC ETN30-BN Alpha, 275Mhz Processor, 1.2Gb Quantum Fireball disk, 128Mb RAM, Teac 35X IDE CD-ROM, DEC DC21140 PCI Ethernet card, PCI S3 Vision 864 Video card, and a NCR 53c810 PCI SCSI card.

The Debian Project is grateful for this donation. It will enable work on the Alpha distribution to progress more smoothly and allow for a more streamlined and stable distribution.

Thanks to Compaq Computer Corporation for making this donation possible and also to Jon "maddog" Hall for personally donating 64Mb of additional RAM to the system.

About Debian

Debian GNU/Linux is a free distribution of the GNU/Linux operating system. It is maintained and updated through the work of many users who volunteer their time and effort.

Linux kernel based operating systems are POSIX based, freely distributable, and includes features such as true multitasking, virtual memory, shared libraries, demand loading, proper memory management, TCP/IP networking, and other features consistent with Unix-type systems. It is used by individuals and organizations worldwide.

Contact Information

For further information, please send email to the Debian Press Contact press@debian.org or visit the Debian homepage at http://www.debian.org.

For more information about the Debian GNU/Linux Alpha distribution, please visit the Alpha port page at http://www.debian.org/ports/alpha. A debian-alpha mailing list is also available. To subscribe, please visit the Mailing List Subscription page at http://www.debian.org/MailingLists/subscribe.

For more information about the Compaq Computer Corporation please visit their web site at http://www.compaq.com/.