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internetnews.com: HP, Sun Challenge IBM's Power5

Jul 15, 2004, 17:30 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Clint Boulton)

"IBM's rivals are taking aim at its new Power5 Unix servers, which Big Blue just launched.

"HP and Sun Microsystems claimed the new chip systems would propagate vendor lock-in and lead to a load of compatibility issues.

"'At a time when TCO and maximizing return on investments are paramount, IBM continues to push proprietary architectures with limited customer choice,' HP said in comments to the press after IBM's announcement. 'Linux on Power hasn't demonstrated market acceptance, and IBM has no support at all for Windows on Power. What choices will customers really have if they go with IBM Power5...?'"

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