"The [Sun] representative said: 'What is Intel going to do for
those customers that have expressed a desire to use Solaris to
bring IA-64 to market?"
" 'Intel's claims about lack of support from Sun are a
smokescreen the industry should see through. Solaris 8 is ready
for Itanium, we're going to give it and the source away for free.
Those are moves designed to help the Intel environment
"The representative added: 'By the way, 80 per cent of those
[customers] who've responded to date (and we're talking thousands
here) have asked for Intel versions.' "