"IBM Corp. is taking advantage of the rift between Intel Corp.
and Sun Microsystems Inc. to promote Monterey, the company's first
Unix for Intel offering."
"IBM's Monterey, an enhanced version of IBM AIX for Intel's
IA-64 platform, will go head-to-head against Solaris for Intel
IA-64 in the Unix marketplace. Monterey is IBM's first stab at the
Wintel space since its ill-fated OS/2 operating system."
"IBM, for example, will face a major marketing
challenge as it attempts to portray itself as a technology-neutral
software partner even as it ships its new Unix for Intel OS and new
RISC and Power-based hardware. IBM has also announced strong
support for Linux and Windows 2000 on Intel's forthcoming
""IBM is playing an opposing game. They want revenues from both
worlds," said George Weiss, vice president and research director of
Unix and midrange strategies at analyst firm The Gartner Group. "As
long as IBM continues to market Power [architecture] systems and
System 80, in direct competition to Intel, they'll be giving two
messages out of the same mouth. ... Add Linux to the mix, another
OS that IBM is championing, and you get a further-complicated
message," Weiss said."
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