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November 3, 1991


By CBR Staff Writer

With four successive quarters of profits behind it for the first time since Data General Corp seems to have successfully pulled off the second Houdini act of its career – as we have been forecasting that it would, and it seems to be managing the strategy of transforming itself from a proprietary minicomputer company to a Unix systems vendor better than most of its siblings in the same boat, in that since the AViiON business doubled, but only to $200m out of a total of $1,230m, it is clear that in contrast to Prime Computer Inc for example, it is clearly still doing very substantial business with the Eclipse machines and has persuaded customers that they are safe to continue using the Eclipses for several more years (new models are on the way), and that it will see that they are all right when the line fades out.

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