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IT-Director: Solaris tightens Merced screws on Microsoft

Sep 03, 1999, 15:36 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Cheshire Cat)

"...Sun... has now announced a Win-beating timetable for its flagship operating system, Solaris.

SUN's plans are for a release of Solaris for the IA-64 simulator 'some time this autumn' - this is based on the assumption that most development will be carried out on the simulator for the immediate future. ...it is highly unlikely that Microsoft will have much to show before the middle of next year."

"Inevitably, OS pricing will be driven down, both by the commodity nature of the IA-64 OS market and by the fact that at least one, namely Linux, will be available for free."

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