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WideOpenNews/The Register: Sun Hits Back at Intel Itanium Tale

Feb 28, 2000, 19:49 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mike Magee)

"The [Sun] representative said: 'What is Intel going to do for those customers that have expressed a desire to use Solaris to bring IA-64 to market?"

" 'Intel's claims about lack of support from Sun are a smokescreen the industry should see through. Solaris 8 is ready for Itanium, we're going to give it and the source away for free. Those are moves designed to help the Intel environment most.' "

"The representative added: 'By the way, 80 per cent of those [customers] who've responded to date (and we're talking thousands here) have asked for Intel versions.' "

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