Hewlett Packard said this week it would delay shipping Unix systems based on Intel's forthcoming Merced processor until customers were comfortable with performance and migration issues.
The company would initially ship Windows NT 5.0 systems based on the new processor when it is brought to market - according to Intel some time in late 1999.
HP will eventually phase out its PA-Risc Unix architecture in favour of the binary compatible Merced to run HP/UX, but this would not be for a few years after Merced's arrival, the company said.
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