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ENT Magazine: SGI Backs Away from Windows NT

Sep 10, 1999, 19:40 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Scott Bekker)

"Just as Silicon Graphics Inc. (SGI, www.sgi.com) seemed to be getting into gear in the Windows NT marketplace, the company reversed course..."

"At the time of the announcement, SGI was pitching a parallel line of new servers, the SGI 1400L running Linux, as more strategically important to the company..."

"Company officials now say SGI?s major development and marketing efforts with Intel chips will revolve around Linux. This has broader implications to SGI?s product line than its fledgling Windows NT products. SGI has also scrapped plans to port its high-end Irix operating system to Intel?s 64-bit Merced processor when that processor comes out."

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