[rescue] Windows 2000

Dan Williams williams.dan at gmail.com
Thu Dec 16 17:45:31 CST 2004

On Thu, 16 Dec 2004 15:31:12 -0800 (PST), Francisco Javier
Mesa-Martinez <lefa at ucsc.edu> wrote:
> On Thu, 16 Dec 2004, Sevan / Venture37 wrote:
> > the development of Win2k for Alpha went as far as final beta or Release
> > Candidate I think, then compaq announced that it will not be supporting the
> > Alpha h/w running windows & m$ dropped it, if you look around on any of the
> > final/gold release of Win2k CD's you'll find a txt file with the official
> > statement from compaq.
> I believe that M$ forced Compaq to pay and support most of the NT
> development for AXP. At some point they decided to not sink more money in
> it, and M$ dropped it faster than you can say X86.
> Other interesting ports of NT that never saw the light of day: Intergraph
> Clipper, PA-RISC and... Sparc! I almost shitted bricks when I found out
> Sun was at some point cuddling with M$ to port NT to Sparc.....
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I thought that sun did an "exlusive"  deal with ms to port NT to
Sparc, Then sat on it.  I inferred it was to stop anyone else from
doing it.


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