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The Register: Compaq pursues aggressive Linux strategy

Sep 06, 1999, 21:27 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mike Magee)

"Without much PR fanfare, Compaq has begun an aggressive advertising campaign to persuade Linux users to adopt the Alpha platform in Asia."

"Compaq is offering deals on its Alpha uniprocessor and dual processor 264 systems in a bid to attract users."

"Compaq has recently released its C compiler for Alpha Linux, which has many resemblances to its Tru64 Unix compiler. But, unlike Tru64, Compaq is offering the compiler to the Linux community at no charge to attract support for the Alpha platform."

"Compaq's task is to push Linux on the Alpha platform without antagonising its corporate users, who pay good money for Tru64."

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