Software maker unites Windows, Unix

And the Unix system will lay down with the Windows system, and lo, there shall be peace among the vendors.

IT folks are hoping for major interoperability improvements between leading server systems as Sun Microsystems works out the details of its historic detente with Microsoft. But at least one company is already delivering, with products that integrate Unix and Linux applications with Windows environments.

Lindon, Utah-based Vintela makes software for linking the disparate environments, and executives attending Microsoft's TechEd conference said business is brisk as companies try to mix old Unix applications with slick new Microsoft tools.

"We're allowing these Unix machines to participate as full citizens in a Microsoft environment," said Mike Harris, product marketing manager.

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