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SRO: Intel Squeezes Sun, May withdraw support for Solaris on Intel

Feb 16, 2000, 01:50 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Deborah Gage)

"Intel Corp. said today it is considering dropping Sun Microsystems from its roster of partners supporting Intel's upcoming IA-64 platform. Intel and Sun have a contract for Solaris on Itanium, which is the first member of Intel's IA-64 family and is due this year. But an Intel spokesman said that while Intel will honor that contract, it dropped Sun's name from its marketing materials in December and is already putting its resources behind other operating systems, including Linux and Project Monterey from IBM...."

"A Sun spokesman declined to comment on the terms of Sun and Intel's contract, but also denied that Sun is lukewarm in its support for Solaris on Intel. He cited Sun's recent Free Solaris program as the latest example of Sun's efforts to target the Intel community...."

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