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ZDNet: Sun and IBM war over Web servers

May 01, 2000, 21:56 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Deborah Gage, Ed Sperling)

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"And the battles are bloody. One thing is clear: IBM is going after Sun with everything it has."

"Still, that's only a piece of the massive frontal assault being mounted against Sun by Big Blue. IBM is in the process of Linux-enabling all of its hardware platforms -- Netfinity, AS/400, RS/6000 and S/390 servers -- so all of them can run the same applications. In recent weeks, it also took the covers off an incubator program its running with Epoch Systems to provide startups with Netfinity servers at no charge for the first six months."

"Madison Cloutier, the vice president of Tower Technology, said he wonders what IBM ultimately will gain from its investment in Java. Tower's e-Performance Java consulting business is booming, but the top platforms are Linux, Solaris and HP-UX."

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