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ZDNet Australia: HP Laughs Off Solaris Merger Offer

Mar 23, 2006, 19:45 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven Deare)

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"During Hewlett-Packard's Business Critical Systems conference in Macau this week, executives described a recent offer by Sun Microsystems' boss Scott McNealy to merge Solaris with HP-UX as 'almost laughable.'

"On March 1, McNealy published an open letter offering to work with HP to converge HP-UX with Solaris 10. McNealy argued that the move would be beneficial because Sun's support for Unix on x86/x64 servers would allow HP-UX customers to continue running Unix on HP's x86/x64 ProLiant servers--which currently don't support HP-UX, rather than migrate to HP's Itanium-based Integrity servers..."

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