> What this tells me is that I should sell my
> SGI stock and quick. Half their business is
> embedded chip products, and secondly, a shooting
> war between Compaq and Sun is going to squeeze
> out the less competitive.
A little more fuel for this particular fire may be found at
which suggests that MIPS is losing a hefty chunk of non-embedded
placements at Tandem after the Compaq buy-out, in favor of more
"industry standard" processors. (Apparently Alpha is "industry
standard enough that they aren't planning to phase *it* out... yet).
(I found this on slashdot.org, btw... I've known about that site for
less than a week and I'm already wondering how I ever got along