CNET News.com: Compaq sees Linux as selling Alpha chips

“Compaq Computer sees Linux as a way to increase sales of its
Alpha microprocessor, and the company is trying to encourage other
Linux distributors besides Red Hat to support the chip.”

“Red Hat is the dominant distributor of Linux for Alpha-based
machines, thanks to its Extreme Linux version. However, Compaq has
begun working to put its eggs in more than one basket, the company
said today.”

“That strategy appears to be bearing fruit, with Debian set to
release an Alpha version this month and a recent announcement that
Pacific HiTech is working on one.”

“Compaq will encourage software vendors to translate their
proprietary programs to Alpha-Linux, Berman said.”


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