> I just called the deskstation people. Basically, they sell 98% Alpha
> boxes, and 2% MIPS boxes, so they aren't real interested in working
> with me, except on the side like I've been able to do here and there
> to date.
Interesting... Looks like MIPS should do some advertising, perhaps
even offer a low-cost board as DEC does. Not our fault that Alpha
is the winner, but our disadvantage...
> This likely explains a lot of the level of support that we've seen for
> their machines in this group. They did invite me to work with them,
> but set my expectations very low. I'll let you know if meaningful
> discussions do happen with them.
> They were rather impressed that I had gotten as far as I had with as
> little help from them as I had needed, so there may be some hope in
> this relationship working out. I think they want to work with me as
> their schedules allow, but I also think that I shouldn't expect much
> from them in the way of support.
I can only confirm that. The support I got for the Tyne board was
as the same level. Just enough to make the basic things running.
> Maybe if I get a MIPS box running, they'll send me an alpha to try
Just a question out of curiousity: Did you mention your relationship