"Folks on the mailing list for SuSE Linux on Alpha
processors have just received an ominous email from SuSE's Stefan
Reinauer that seems to point to the end of Linux support on the
"...Due to Compaq's sale of the AXP architecture to
Intel and HP's recent acquisition of Compaq the future of the AXP
architecture is uncertain.
Without the support of the hardware manufacturer, it is very
hard to keep an operating system actualized. For this reason, we
can give no new information as to the further development of the
AXP architecture at this point in time.""