Sun has hit back at Compaq's claims that it has taken pole position in the workstation market.
Sun said that statistics could be read in different ways. Said Simon Tindall, Sun's workstation marketing manager: "It really depends on how you define the market. If you look at traditional workstations, we are still number one."
But the company said today that while it believed in its Solaris Unix variant and Ultrasparc architecture, at the beginning of the year it introduced Wintel systems to broaden its attack.
Tindall said: "The key question is where Compaq is shipping workstations, which I doubt is in the same area as Sun. Both IDC and Dataquest have changed their definitions of workstations. Are they being sold into traditional applications? No."
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