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eWeek: Compaq eyes open source for Tru64

Jun 01, 2000, 20:57 (3 Talkback[s])
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"Compaq Computer Corp. is considering releasing source code for part of Tru64, its 64-bit version of the Unix operating system."

"Although late to the game -- other Unix vendors have been releasing code for months -- the move could give Compaq an advantage in the rarefied atmosphere of high-end 64-bit platforms."

"A holdover from Digital Equipment Corp., which Compaq acquired in 1998, Tru64 is offered as an option (along with Linux) on Compaq's Alpha servers and is planned for its NonStop Himalaya line when those servers move to Alpha from the MIPS processor."

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