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ServerWatch: Enterprise Unix Roundup: Playing Musical Processors

“While we normally don’t think much about processors, except
when we’re watching the cool Intel commercials that feature the
Blue Man Group, recent events both in and out of the Unix sphere
have attracted our attention and started the mental wheels
a’turnin’.

“Depending on whom you ask, Microsoft’s recent decision to plunk
Longhorn on Itanium is either the greatest thing since sliced bread
or just a bunch of bull. While several media outlets (presumably
those loyal to the OS juggernaut) touted the decision as a big
boost for the not-so-popular 64-bit chip from Intel, it was clear
from really looking at the announcement that beer and nachos would
be replacing champagne and caviar…”

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