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Techweb: Microsoft Raising Stakes In Unix Race

Aug 11, 2000, 07:56 (45 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stuart Glascock)

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"Microsoft Corp. is releasing Windows 2000 Datacenter Server to manufacturing Friday, capping a long development cycle and setting the stage for a clash of the high-end enterprise platform titans...."

"This means that Microsoft now has a platform that can be taken to the highest level of scalability," said Michel Gambier, group product manager, of Enterprise Server Marketing at Microsoft. "We also are very confident that we can deliver the best platform available on the high end. It takes us to another step...."

"In other words, it represents Microsoft's most serious foray to date into the enterprise computing turf where Unix reigns...."

"Datacenter edition is an OEM-only product, and Microsoft executives have declined to release pricing details, saying the matter is between Microsoft and the computer makers."

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