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SubjectRe: Linux on Merced
On Fri, 31 Oct 1997, Clayton Weaver wrote:

> On Fri, 31 Oct 1997, Andre Derrick Balsa wrote:
> [sn]
> > - Alpha. Good: Linux-ready. Alpha machines are _almost_ affordable now.
> > Bad: future uncertain after buyout by Intel.
>
> Look, this Digital-Intel Alpha production contract probably has some
> significant legal service guarantees in it. If Intel drags their heels on
> production, Digital will, in all likelihood, just cut a contract with
> someone else (Motorola, IBM, whoever else can yield the chip) and file
> suit.
>
> The Alpha is likely to be around as long as they can still make a profit
> selling it.

Besides, AFAIK, the licensing deals with Cyrix and AMD for Alpha clones is
still valid (starting January).

G'day, eh? :)
- Teunis

Hey - if AMD + Cyrix are planning on clones not all can be bad, right? *G*


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