Scheme compilers (fwd)
Fri, 11 Sep 1998 10:33:22 -0700 (PDT)

>From Fri Sep 11 17:20:29 1998
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>From: Jordan Henderson <jordan@Starbase.NeoSoft.COM>
>Subject: Re: Scheme compilers (fwd)
>Date: Fri, 11 Sep 1998 11:14:36 -0500 (CDT)
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>On Fri, 11 Sep 1998, Mark Dulcey wrote:
>> On Thu, 10 Sep 1998, Mike McDonald wrote:

>I think you'll find that Alphas running OSF (rebranded DEC UNIX several
>years ago) will be quite available and possibly even more affordable
>now that Compaq and DEC have merged.
>Compaq is 100% committed to the Alpha 
>(see and to DEC UNIX on
>the Alpha (see  I have seen 
>product briefings where Compaq has stated their intent to bring out
>new Alphas for the foreseeable future running DEC UNIX.

  Remember, in corperate America, the forseeable future is about 6
months. Or the CEO's next stock option date, whichever comes first.

>In case you haven't noticed, there are a lot of questions about
>Windows NT as an enterprise-ready platform.  The various UNIX's
>hold all the benchmarksrecords in whatever application test you
>care to make.  It is Compaq's intention to go after the big data
>shop business with their acquisition of DEC and Tandem.  Why 
>would they abandon the operating system that will probably be
>used in high performance, transaction processing environments for
>some time to come?

  Because their survival as a company requires them to remain in
Bill's good graces!

  Mike McDonald