"...It is uncertain if Microsoft wanted no mention of it, or
whether Microsoft's lawyers were unable to understand that the real
threat could be Project Monterey. This industry standard Unix
operating system initiative for the IA-32, IA-64 and IBM Power PC
processors already has a lot of weight behind it, and could prove
to be Unix's revenge..."
"Meanwhile IA-64 Linux, Trillian, development is being led by VA
Linux Research with support from Cygnus, HP, IBM, Intel, and SGI.
Within the last month or so, both 64-bit W2K and Monterey/64 were
demonstrated on Merced without a software emulator, so all things
being equal they may well be released around the same time. Sun has
only got as far as demonstrating Solaris with an emulator on the
IA-64. Rajiv Samant, IBM's Unix brand general manager claimed that
Monterey/64 is ahead of HP-UX for the same reason, although Intel
says it is serious about its support of HP-UX."
"IBM currently offers three Unix systems, AIX, SCO, and
Linux, and the company's vision is of a triangle with Linux at the
base, running on Netfinity servers and mostly used for file and
print, mail and collaboration. The second layer is AIX +
RS/6000 (or UnixWare + Netfinity) being used typically for
transactions such as retail and branch banking."
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