"Sun has renewed its offensive blaming Intel for the
abandonment of the Solaris OS for Itanic port. (Note to newer
readers: Itanium is Intel's 64 bit chip, which was scheduled to
revolutionise enterprise computing by 1998, and is apparently still
in development somewhere at Zilla.)
...Loiacono said Sun later surmised that Intel had made the
strategic decision to bank on Linux as the Unix for the Itanic.
Which, is what it is, after the parallel cancellation of the joint
IBM/SCO Project Monterey to create a merged AIX/UnixWare for
Of course such scurrilous rumours don't gain currency unless
they ring at least slightly true, and it remains a fact that Sun
makes nothing from Slowlaris, and a whole heap of money from the
expensive hardware boxes that Itanic was supposed to commoditize
out of existence."