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Smart Partner: Not So Fast! IBM's Monterey Shambles On - For Caldera/SCO

Aug 21, 2000, 20:46 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols, Jacqueline Emigh)

"IBM insists that Monterey really isn't dead. It's just metamorphosed into AIX 5L. Too bad Caldera/SCO, IBM's main Monterey partner, wasn't told."

"Ransom Love, Caldera Systems' CEO, said IBM's announcement that Monterey was completed "could not have been an official statement. We have partnership agreements with IBM and it would not be appropriate for IBM to declare the project done." That stated, Love agreed that many of Monterey's goals had been completed. He also said that the Linuxication of Monterey AIX 5L was a good thing for both AIX and Linux users."

"Caldera/SCO's take can be summed up as it can see why it is time to wind up Monterey. After all, with the advances of Project Trillian, 64-bit Linux for Intel, there's little practical point to spending more time and effort on advancing another 64-bit Unix. IBM's timing and presentation, however, are another matter."

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