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Sun takes on Microsoft, SGI

Sun's new version of the Solaris operating system has Microsoft squarely in its sights while a new Sun workstation hopes to capitalize on a weakened SGI.

 

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Sun's new version of the Solaris operating system has Microsoft squarely in its sights while a new Sun workstation hopes to capitalize on a weakened SGI.

"It's a poke in the side [at Microsoft]."

- Jonathan Eunice, an analyst with Illuminata, regarding the timing of the Solaris 8 debut.

 


Sun's new Solaris takes aim at Microsoft
update In a jab at its rival Microsoft, Sun Microsystems will unveil its newest operating system for general use the same month that Windows 2000 makes its debut.

New workstation shows Sun's focus
The new system will come with twice the processors, memory capability, and video card slots as its former top-of-the-line offering.

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