Gary Eichhorn: Can Hp Eclipse Sun's Workstations?

In 1991, Hewlett-Packard Co.'s $476 million purchase of workstation pioneer Apollo Computer Inc. was looking like a dog. By adding Apollo's business to its own in 1989, HP had become No.1 in workstations. But delayed products and software flip-flops had irritated customers, dropping it to second, behind Sun Microsystems Inc.

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