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Compaq will not port Windows 2000 to the Alpha processor, it confirmed today.

That follows a report in WinInfo, labelled exclusive, which suggested that the departure of senior VP Enrico Pesatori had led to the firm changing its mind about the platform.

Richard George, marketing director of Compaq Europe, firmly squashed the reports this morning.

He said: "This is absolutely not true. We are not doing NT for Alpha."

Instead, Compaq will stick to its Linux, OpenVMS and Tru64 guns as part of its strategy.

Last year, Compaq unexpectedly pulled the plug on its Windows Alpha development, and although a few of its corporate customers were upset by the move, the firm claimed it had successfully moved them to other platforms. ®

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