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ZDNet UK: SGI may sell off low-end Linux and NT product lines

Oct 13, 2000, 18:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Harry Patel)

"SGI, the troubled maker of servers and workstations, is to sell some of its assets and focus on its more profitable businesses. Though SGI did not say which assets it will dispose of, analysts predicted that the low-end Windows NT and Linux workstation businesses are likely candidates."

"Fichera said that the low-end workstation product lines, using Intel processors, were most likely to be disposed of. "SGI's Linux and Windows NT plans are poorly thought out," he commented. "It will face intense, better-funded competition and will not be able to sustain any advantage in those markets. SGI's strategy of giving away its operating system crown jewels to the open source community is a big risk and its NT strategy has never worked."

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