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Silicon Graphics Outlines Expanded Server Strategy to Grow Market Leadership Into New Areas

“… expanded server strategy that includes extending the
MIPS(R) processor roadmap and developing a server based on the
Intel(R) IA-32 processor that will support Linux and Windows NT(R)
operating systems. In addition, the company said IRIX(R), its
industry-leading, scalable 64-bit UNIX(R)-based operating system,
will continue to be the premier operating system for high-end
server systems.”

“Our customers have told us they want standards-based systems.
This means they want Windows NT, UNIX and Linux,” said John R.
“Beau” Vrolyk, senior vice president…”

“The company has actively worked with the Open Source community
by supporting Linux since the 1994 introduction of its Indy(R)
workstation and with support for Samba and HylaFax. In December
1998, the company joined Linux International and introduced support
of Samba 2.0 for its Origin(TM) server line, enabling data
consolidation and the world’s fastest data interoperability among
Windows(R) and UNIX platform clients. Silicon Graphics is the first
commercial UNIX vendor to support Samba software, a widely used
suite of open source programs that simplifies integration of
multi-platform environments.”


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