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PC Week: IBM gets Monterey Unix to run on Merced

Sep 17, 1999, 18:54 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sonia R. Lelii)

"IBM and a group of partners announced today they are running the advanced Project Monterey operating system on Intel Corp.'s upcoming 64-bit Merced chip, kicking off a battle among major OS vendors to win the hearts and minds of software developers."

"The successful boot of the processor, completed Monday at an Intel lab in Dupont, Wash., means that major vendors like IBM, Sun Microsystems Inc. and Hewlett-Packard Co. will start to compete to get software vendors to port new 64-bit applications to their operating system."

"Project Monterey, which is being developed by IBM, SCO Inc., Intel and Sequent Computer Systems Inc., combines IBM's AIX, SCO's SCO Unix and Sequent's DYNIX/ptx. IBM this week announced an upgrade to AIX and said that it wanted to become the top Unix server vendor."

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