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Red Hat Plays 'Love You, Love You Not' with CPUs
Red Hat has announced the release of Alpha Deluxe, its version of Linux for computers based on Compaq’s Alpha CPU. At the same time, the company announced it

until you  first, last, and always , until Linux takes over the world. Red Hat's Linux for Alpha has the potential of being a good thing for both companies. Compaq's Linux support is relatively weak when compared to IBM and Dell . However, we believe Compaq has realized that the Alpha chip's probable mainstream future (if it exists) lies with Linux. The other operating systems that Alpha supports, Compaq's OpenVMS and Tru64 UNIX , are more appropriate for high-end servers, and for some Alpha-based workstations.

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