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Tuesday, August 17, 2004

HP's Problem? It Ain't the SAP Install...by Jonathan Schwartz

HP's problems spawn from the death of... their operating system, HP/UX. Like IBM, they've elected to ask their customers and ISV's to move to Red Hat Linux or Microsoft Windows on x86 systems. And if you're an ISV, how does that differentiate HP? - they're a box vendor. If you're a customer, where does that leave you with your HP/UX investments? Facing untimely change - with a vendor no longer in charge of their OS.On the hardware side, Sun, IBM, Dell and HP will all vigorously compete for the x86 hardware space. I'm confident our industry standard Opteron systems will lead everyone in price/performance - especially in multi-processing environments. An interesting perspective from HP'S competitor - that too a troubled one.
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