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Compaq donates Alpha to Debian

Debian GNU/Linux
Compaq donates Alpha to Debian
October 19, 1998

>> News

DEC/Compaq has donated an Alpha PCI 64-275 to the Debian project.  The 
system will be used to continue development on the Alpha port of the 
distribution.  The Debian GNU/Linux Alpha distribution is scheduled to be 
included in the 2.1 'Slink' release (set for the end of November).

They system specifications are:
DEC ETN30-BN Alpha, 275Mhz Processor, 1.2Gb Quantum Fireball disk, 128Mb 
RAM, Teac 35X IDE CD-ROM, DEC DC21140 PCI Ethernet card, PCI S3 Vision 864 
Video card, and a NCR 53c810 PCI SCSI card.

The Debian Project is grateful for this donation.  It will enable work on 
the Alpha distribution to progress more smoothly and allow for a more 
streamlined and stable distribution.

Thanks to Compaq Computer Corporation for making this donation possible
and also to Jon "maddog" Hall for personally donating 64Mb of additional
RAM to the system.

>> About Debian

Debian GNU/Linux is a free distribution of the GNU/Linux operating system.
It is maintained and updated through the work of many users who volunteer 
their time and effort.

Linux kernel based operating systems are POSIX based, freely distributable, 
and includes features such as true multitasking, virtual memory, shared 
libraries, demand loading, proper memory management, TCP/IP networking, and 
other features consistent with Unix-type systems.  It is used by individuals 
and organizations worldwide.

>> Contact Information 

For further information, please send email to the Debian Press Contact 
<press@debian.org> or visit the Debian homepage at <http://www.debian.org/>.

For more information about the Debian GNU/Linux Alpha distribution, 
please visit the Alpha port page at <http://www.debian.org/ports/alpha/>.
A debian-alpha mailing list is also available.  To subscribe, please 
visit the Mailing List Subscription page at <http://www.debian.org/MailingLis

For more information about the Compaq Computer Corporation please visit 
their web site at <http://www.compaq.com/>.

Nils Lohner				E-Mail: lohner@debian.org
Debian Press Contact                    Press:  press@debian.org

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