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Intel Developer Forum Reliable sources at the Intel Developer Forum say that Sun's support for Intel's 64-bit Itanium processor with the Solaris operating system is weakening to the point of non-existence. Solaris is now likely to be dropped for the Itanium platform, according to the same sources. The reports, which could not be confirmed with Sun Microsystems at press time, would leave NCR in something of a hole, because its Itanium systems were based on the Solaris solution. Further evidence pointing to its demise came in presentation slides from Intel personnel earlier today, which noticeably left Solaris out of the picture, laying stress instead on the Microsoft, Monterey and Linux operating systems. We will update this story as fresh information emerges. ® IDF Spring 2000: Full Coverage

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