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LIGHT ON THE ARCHITECTURE FOR DEC’S NEXT GENERATION OF MACHINES

Shedding a little more light on the architecture for DEC’s next generation of machines – believed to be substantially different from that of the VAX family – chairman Ken Olsen said last week that Digital Equipment will not launch a computer based on RISC, but the idea of executing instructions by means of very numerous small steps influences little by little all that we do; on the subject of Unix, Olsen declared that Unix will never be a universal operating system, and that although it supported Unix, and 30% of VMS applications were also available under Unix, an overwhelming majority of our users still select VMS for most of their general-purpose applications.

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