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Federal Computer Week: Microsoft Probes Unix Territory

May 11, 1999, 17:43 (13 Talkback[s])
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"The Army's concerns about Windows NT messaging security in the battlefield push Microsoft to develop a Unix-based e-mail client"

"Microsoft Corp., making an unprecedented foray into Sun Microsystems Inc. territory, is scrambling to put together a Unix version of its messaging software after being shut out of the Army's strategic program for deploying commercial hardware and software to the battlefield."

"The Army has chosen to base its Army Battle Command System (ABCS) on secure messaging software from Lotus Development Corp. running on Sun's Solaris, a Unix operating system, because of security concerns the Army has with Microsoft's Exchange messaging software and Windows NT operating system."

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