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What ever happened to Tandem and NonStop OS 1968

Right, but had DEC allowed the LSI-11 technology to evolve, then it would have had something which could compete with Motorola and Intel.

What ever happened to Tandem and NonStop OS 1970
Eric Chomko SNIP You can not honest blame DEC for Itanium's poor sales... SNIP You do not write buttembly in 'C' clubi-wan-kenoobie. The contents of an...

But ONLY DEC used the MicroVax chips.

Of which was a limited market...themselves.

But again, limited them only to themselves. Had they OPENED the market as they did with Alpha, then they may have had a chance. Why do you think DEC went OPEN w-Alpha? An admission that the MicroVax was some great success or that they should have been more open from day one? DEC acted like they created the whole "open" concept when they introduced Alpha back in 1992. Had the really been "open" from 1980 to 1992, then they would most likely not be gone today. The right idea but too late, and THAT has been my point from the beginning when I said they bet the farm on Alpha.

What ever happened to Tandem and NonStop OS 1969
Eric Chomko SNIP IIRC They did provide OEM boards. SNIP The Alpha was limited in how it could be opened up due to export restrictions. Intel didn't...

I don't doubt that Alpha was a success. But where is it now? It was a casualty from the idleness of DEC from 1980-1992 WRT to making open CPUs. That 12 years doomed them and NOTHING was going to stop what happened, based upon results.

Do you think Alpha would be alive today if DEC had done something which they did not do? If so, then post it right here. What would have DEC alive today with Alphas still being made? Which decisions and what timeframe?


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