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VNUNet: SCO Forum: Monterey members declare war on HP and Sun

Aug 17, 1999, 18:24 (12 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Cath Everett)

"Members of Monterey 64bit Unix on Intel Project have declared war on other Unix vendors such as Hewlett-Packard and Sun, claiming they want to make their offering the leading high volume enterprise Unix environment."

"...Mike Orr, SCO's new senior vice president of worldwide marketing, said: 'This is a state of potential war because we're not the only group of companies that wants to be the volume leader in the enterprise. HP says HP/UX will be the de facto Unix, which is clearly war, but our goal is to ensure Monterey is established as the leading enterprise Unix from headless servers to the largest data centre.'

He claimed that IBM and SCO jointly owned 52 per cent of the Unix market, while HP had a 10.9 per cent share and Sun Microsystems had 3.7 per cent with Solaris on Intel and 18.6 per cent with Solaris on Sparc."

"JP Leblanc, SCO's director of enterprise marketing, said: 'Ebusiness solutions will drive the industry and the high volume Unix on Intel market. We're all marching to an aggressive game plan about defining and delivering solutions.' "

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