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IBM and SCO forge new UNIX API alliance

Oct 23, 1998, 16:45 (0 Talkback[s])

by Dwight Johnson

IBM will announce on Monday its plan to establish common interfaces that will enable ISVs to write applications that will run on a range of 32-bit and 64-bit based UNIXes that run on both Intel, and PowerPC.

This plan, which will attempt to unify the UNIX world, does not presently include Linux, but will be a boon for SCO's aim to be the leading volume Unix on IA-64 like it is on IA-32.

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