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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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