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Smart Partner: What Happened To Monterey?

Sep 09, 2000, 21:24 (11 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ed Sperling)

"IBM may be driving the new economy with its e-business efforts, but deep down it still acts like the old-economy Big Blue."

"Witness the company's handling of the death of Project Monterey-IBM's code name for a joint project it ran with SCO to allow its AIX version of Unix to run natively on Intel's 64-bit processors."

"IBM still insists that Project Monterey isn't dead. It's just finished-as in the work is completed and the code is still live. Only now the code that was used in Monterey is being repurposed to include Linux compatibility with AIX rather than with SCO UnixWare."

"This is a little like building a car, dismantling it and using those pieces in a different car. Yes, the pieces are still valuable, but the final product undoubtedly will look a lot different from the way it originally was envisioned."

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