CRN: Compaq, IBM enhance midrange lines — Augment servers with Alpha processors, Power3, Linux

“To leverage speed enhancements to its Alpha processor line,
Compaq will unveil new servers and workstations and provide
additional Linux support to its Alpha Server line.”

“We’ve spoken to a lot of customers about Linux. On our Unix
customer advisory board, everybody is looking at Linux. It’s a
wave. We want to ride all of the important waves.”