NT has since lost two of its three RISC platforms, and the third
evidently isn't doing so well. (NT on x86, of course, is doing great.)
And I don't see any new RISC replacements on the horizon. What the hell
happened? I know some of the answers - the Pentium Pro providing
surprisingly good performance, IBM deciding to sell OS/2 instead of
PowerPC chips - but it's still disappointing.
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Technology & Telecommunications: Digital Profit Skids In Fiscal 3rd
Period As Alpha Sales Fall
By Jon G. Auerbach
Staff Reporter of The Wall Street Journal
Sales of Digital Equipment Corp.'s flagship Alpha processor skidded in
latest quarter, contributing to a 59% profit drop.
The lackluster demand raises new questions about Digital's reliance on
proprietary chip to restart its stalled recovery. Digital said Alpha
sales fell 13% in the fiscal third quarter, marking the first time sales
declined since Digital began marketing computers based on the
four years ago.