Sub-$1000 Alpha Linux system close to launch

And NT only ProLiant Alphas fall off Compaq roadmap

The first fruits of Eckhard Pfeiffer's removal as CEO of Compaq have started to fall off the tree. Compaq has now decided that its idea to make NT only ProLiant Alpha servers was not a good idea. Alpha is now being touted by the company as a so-called "universal platform". Next month, Compaq will introduce its DS10 WebBrick at around $3,500 for a 64Mb system, running Linux, according to Terry Shannon, editor of Shannon knows Compaq. But better still, Alpha Processor Inc will introduce a sub-$1,000 Alpha-Linux system in the next few weeks. ®

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