>I have had some conflicting information about DEC. Maybe someone could
>steer me right.
>I have the impression, from some quarters, that DEC is out to help Linux
>along. On the other hand,I have information from a former co-worker that
>DEC is pushing NT over everything else, and that Linux is of no interest to
>them these days.
>Any comments, anyone?
I used to work for a company that decided to use the ALPHA and Digital
Unix. When I started migrating the system software, Digital were happy
to let them buy fairly small 'packets' of seat licences, but by the time
I had finished they made these packets much larger (25 seats at a time,
When questioned they advised using Linux for smaller systems (ie, fewer
users) and told us that they had spent quite a bit of effort helping to
get Linux ported to the Alpha.
I suspect the answer you would get (if you asked them) would depend on
which department you went to.
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P.S. The above is based *PURELY* on memory and may not be 100% accurate. :-)