[OT] Samsung to Invest $500 million in Compaq's Alpha Chips
The plan also looks to position Alpha for use in running Linux
software-based computers. Linux is an alternative operating
system to Microsoft Corp.'s (MSFT.O) Windows operating system,
which relies on Intel computer chips.
In addition, Compaq has partnered with Cygnus Solutions Inc., a
developer of Linux programming tools that has agreed to be
acquired by Red Hat Inc. (RHAT.O), to boost the number of Linux
applications ready to run on Alpha-based computers.