Sun pushes parity pricing with vendors

Sun Microsystems Inc. has enlisted nearly three dozen Solaris enterprise tool vendors
in a price-parity program to compete with Microsoft Corp.

The independent software developers have agreed to price their application development,
middleware and systems management tools the same for the Solaris and the Windows NT
operating systems on Sun Ultra 5 and Ultra 10 workstations.

The 34 vendors that agreed to parity pricing include: Active Software Inc. of Mountain
View, Calif.; Axent Technologies Inc. of Rockville, Md.; BEA Systems Inc. of Sunnyvale,
Calif.; Cayenne Software Inc. of Bedford, Mass.; Computer Associates International Inc.;
Forte Software Inc. of Oakland, Calif.; IBM Corp.; Informix Corp.; NCR Corp.; NetDynamics
Inc. of Menlo Park, Calif.; Netscape Communications Corp.; New Dimension Software Inc. of
Irvine, Calif.; Platinum Technology Inc. of Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.; and Tivoli Systems
Inc. of Austin, Texas.    


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