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Further details of Compaq's plans over Windows NT development has emerged in a leaked memo posted on a US web site. Enrico Pesatori, senior VP at Compaq, sent out the memo Friday, and the memo is posted on the Shannon knows Compaq web site. Pesatori claims that Compaq is taking steps to simplify its platform strategy, and confirms the company will end systems development with the delivery of V4 SP6 at the end of this year. In the memo, he is eager to maintain that Compaq is still a staunch partner of Microsoft, and claimed his company will continue to develop 64-bit NT for the Alpha. He also maintains Compaq's commitment to the Alpha platform remains high. According to Shannon, sales of the Alpha chip have risen 11 per cent in the last year. ® See also Compaq Alpha cuts pull rung from under Microsoft's 64-bit NT Compaq set to fire Alpha NT developers

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