People who dislike(d) the Digitial Equipment Corporation are anti-VAXers.

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Technically, they're anti-DECers. DEC also made the awesome Alpha CPUs.

@jens Absolutely, in fact that's why I initially thought of the joke, since my supervisor is a complete alpha fanboy (rightly so)!

@larkey I remember my 500Mhz Alpha outperformed my dual Athlon 600 back in the day on stuff such as compilation.

I can fanboy about them as well, though I will have to admit that I last booted them up a long, long time ago.

@jens The story of how DEC collapsed is truly saddening, it would've been much more fun if alpha were a serious competition to wintel.

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