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Jun 28, 1999, 17:40 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Intel is launching a major program today that will attempt to transform Internet service providers into a conduit for Intel products and services, the latest indication that the humble ISP is rapidly moving toward the center of the digital world."

"ISPs... will become one of the conduits for selling Web hosting and data services, which Intel will start marketing later this year, according to Robby Swinnen, worldwide director of the ISP program at Intel, as well as the company's growing networking line."

"...ISPs will also become an important market for generic "white box" servers manufactured by Intel... servers will run Microsoft's Windows NT, but also Red Hat's Linux variant and Solaris..."

"Rich Green, vice president of the Solaris products group at Sun, said Intel will position Windows and Linux as the low-end products, and Solaris will be positioned at the high end."

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