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Unix systems get new flavor

IBM hooks up with Intel and others to develop a new Unix OS, and Sun plans to update its Solaris system.

IBM is hooking up with Intel, Santa Cruz Operation, and Sequent to develop a new Unix operating system, code-named Monterey, but analysts are skeptical of its impact. Meanwhile, Sun plans to update its own "flavor," Solaris.

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