February 26, 2001
Linux and Itanium alter Sun's gravity
Author: JT Smith
"With billions spent on hardware, software, and services each year, the enterprise Unix market can support more than one major player. Sun Microsystems is top dog with a commanding lead in unit sales, revenue, and mind share. Hewlett-Packard's expertise in health care and scientific communities keep the company in the top three, but that advantage isn't ironclad, especially up against Sun's ruthless sales force. To overcome the inertia of its flagship OS, HP has opted to open up HP-UX to allow the best of both worlds: Linux's populist appeal and HP's bulletproof, if staid, image to create HP-UX 11i, Hewlett-Packard's most ambitious operating system to date." Full story at InfoWorld.