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ServerWatch: Enterprise Unix Roundup: Playing Musical Processors

Sep 10, 2005, 01:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Amy Newman, Brian Proffitt)

"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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