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The Inquirer: Linux on Alpha heads for the gulag

Sep 21, 2001, 13:04 (24 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andrew Thomas)

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"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 Alpha platform.
"...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.""

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