Early Days of Linux

Doghouse – Why Alpha

Article from Issue 239/2020

Recalling his early experiences with Linux, maddog explains the many advantages he saw in the Linux/Alpha project.

I have written about the Linux/Alpha project and how it happened, but I have never written about why I encouraged the project.

I was a technical marketing manager in the Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) Unix group. DEC had one of the best implementations of Unix on the world's fastest 64-bit microcomputer. My main job was to promote that closed source operating system.

I had some other experiences that influenced that job.


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