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The Inquirer: Compaq reprieves Alpha Red Hat Linux

Nov 20, 2001, 23:30 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mike Magee)

[ Thanks to Ken Farmer for this link. ]

"A BADLY NEEDED INJECTION of funds from Compaq has ensured that Red Hat now has enough money to create version 7.2 for the Alpha microprocessor.

But the move is almost certainly too late to help satisfy anything but the after market, after repeated Compaq, API and Samsung bungling, reported here and at the Other Place.

Earlier we reported that Red Hat had told system integrators that with uncertainty hanging over the future of the Alpha chip, it was considering not developing 7.2 for the chip."

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