"Compaq has committed to a release date for its belated high-end
Unix server, dubbed Wildfire."
"Ever since the NT announcement, rumours have been circulating
the industry that Compaq is planning to kill off Alpha completely.
This has not only put out confused messages about the future of the
Alpha platform, but called into question the NonStop Himalaya
platform - inherited from Tandem - which Compaq plans to migrate to
Alpha in 2001/2002."
"Compaq will not initially offer Linux on Wildfire. 'We have
seen no customer demand for it,' said George."