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AsiaBizTech: NEC Participates in IA-64 Linux Development Project in Shift from Windows Strategy

Aug 04, 2000, 14:09 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kenichi Kitagawa)

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"NEC Corp. decided to join the "IA-64 Linux Project" led by Intel Corp., making it the first Japanese server maker to do so."

"NEC's decision expresses its "post-Windows" strategy more distinctively than most Japanese server vendors, which have been sensitive to reaction of Microsoft Corp. The company's decision attracts stronger attention because it was made immediately after the U.S. District Court ordered Microsoft to comply with antitrust actions."

"NEC also has been aggressive in adopting Linux on the Express5800 server. In April, the company invested capital for a 14 percent share in Miracle Linux Corp. established by Oracle Corp. Japan and, in June, it announced it would OEM its clustering software to the Japanese subsidiary of TurboLinux. Also in July, NEC financed the Japanese affiliate of U.S.-based VA Linux Systems, a Linux server venture."

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