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August 22, 1000

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    • P - James D. Corder
    • A - Andrew P. Drake
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    • P - Ho-Sheng Hsiao
    • P - Heather Anne Ward

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    • P - Thomas R. Lowers
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    Intel Gunning For Sun; CEO Sees Itanium Catching Up

    At an Intel software developer industry forum today, Intel CEO Craig Barrett commented that Sun was in fact not the partner it once was, and is now the enemy. Pointing to a wider distribution model, Barrett can't understand why Sun continues it's 40% quarter on quarter growth with "proprietary systems" when he sees it as clear that the market is consolidating on Intel. The relationship between Sun and Intel has soured in the last 6 months, as Sun has been slow to port 64 bit Solaris to Intel's new Itanium architecture. Sun's position has been that proprietary is all how you look at it, the same could be said for forcing people into a closed x86 marketplace where the only company making Itanium chips is in fact Intel. It should be noted that the SPARC architecture is in fact made by a consortium of companies, with both Cyprus Semiconductor, Texas Intruments and Fujitsu actually doing foundry fabrication.

    VIA On the Road Towards PC/Thin Client Hybrid

    In yet another case of the thin client renaisannce, chip make VIA Technologies announced that it would be building in features of Thin Client machines into it's new low cost chipsets expected to emerge in PC's costing from $199 to $499. Managability is usally the strong suit of Internet Appliance which usually require no end user maintanence, while regular PC's offer the promise of wide scale applications availability. VIA hopes to concentrate on the low market, where it sees Intel and AMD abandoning in the face of increased pricing pressure and the lure of heavier duty, server microprocessors.

    AltaVista ISP Withdraws from the UK Market, Cites Local Access Problems

    Low cost internet service provider AltaVista UK announced plans to dismantle most of the services it planned to offer, even after 250,000 reportedly signed up for flat fee internet services. This comes after the UK's version of the PUCO forced the leading British carrier, BT, to open the local loop or last mile to competition and flat rate services. BT complied with the order, but only to the letter of the law, offering the service only on evening and weekends. Like many other countries is Europe, the UK has no flat fee phone pricing which means that users pay per minute for every call, whereas in the US most customers (housholds) pay by the month for unlimited services. In addition, most ISP's in the UK offer by the minute or hourly fees on top the phone charges, so as a result, consumers are hesitant to spend as much time online as citizens in other parts of the world with flat pricing. AltaVista UK was promsing flat rate internet services with flat rate phone call scheme, something which has been long promised and not delivered due to BT's stranglehold monopoly on the market.

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