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> From: Roman Gollent <roman@portal.stwing.upenn.edu>
> Mike Shaver wrote:
> >
> > Why not have
> > Alpha = experimental
> > and
> > AXP = screaming CPU
> > ?
> >
> > (Perhaps `Alpha quality' and `Digital AXP' to be even clearer?)
>
> Last time I checked, AXP referred to a specific set of machines based
> on the Alpha, not the processor itself. Might be wise to ask someone
> at Digital about this.

No. DEC could not trademark the word "alpha", thus they trademarked the
chip as AXP.



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