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USA Today: IBM Makes Play for 'Next-Generation Pixar'

Jul 25, 2003, 13:00 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kevin Maney)

"IBM plans to take on Monsters, Inc. The company better known for banking systems is about to announce a partnership with Threshold Digital Research Labs, a budding Santa Monica, Calif., computer-animation company run by Larry Kasanoff, who produced the movie Terminator 2...

"The deal also sets in motion a power play for dominance on the technology side of Hollywood. Early this year, Pixar dumped its longtime tech supplier Sun Microsystems in favor of Intel-based computers running the Linux operating system.

"IBM's system at Threshold will also run Linux, throwing yet more weight behind Linux's position in Hollywood, at the expense of Sun and Microsoft. Threshold used to run on Microsoft's Windows..."

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