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CNET News.com: SGI posts a profit

Jul 21, 1999, 21:57 (1 Talkback[s])
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"SGI vaulted over dire expectations today, posting a profit of 12 cents per share when analysts predicted a loss of 5 cents. Ironically, the profits apparently came from the company's Unix server line, systems in the company's product lineup that don't fit into the company's plan to move to more mainstream markets of computers based on Intel chips."

"Despite today's successes with the Unix line, the company hasn't yet profited from its shift to mainstream Intel chips. In that shift, the company is using novel tactics such as adopting the Linux operating system more aggressively than most and coming up with its own high-speed graphics system for its Intel workstations. ...the Intel workstations have been praised for their technology. SGI has said the workstations will support Linux by the end of the year."

"SGI debuted its Intel workstations in January and will debut its first Intel servers in early August, a company spokesperson said. The Intel servers will debut with both Microsoft Windows NT and Linux operating systems."

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