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Reuters: Oracle to Back IBM-Led Unix Standardization Effort

Nov 12, 1999, 22:25 (0 Talkback[s])


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"International Business Machines Corp. and Oracle Corp., usually fierce rivals, on Friday said they would collaborate on an IBM- led effort to standardize the Unix operating system."

"The two companies said they would work together to unify IBM's version of the Unix operating system with Monterey/64, a project backed by IBM, Unix software maker Santa Cruz Operation Inc. and chipmaker Intel Corp. to make a mass-market version of Unix...."

"In the face of growing competition from Microsoft, Unix backers, which include some of the world's largest makers of computer systems, have banded together to unify the fragmented operating system, which traditionally comes in a variety of flavors that run mainly on only one company's systems."

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