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PC Week: Taking Linux off the Intel-only path

Mar 28, 2000, 17:55 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John S. McCright)

"In the last few years, Linux has been the fastest-growing OS, and as it makes inroads upon the major hardware vendors it is largely being run on Intel chips. To take this hegemony to the next level, Intel, HP and a group of other companies are working on a version of Linux for the Intel IA-64 platform, otherwise known as the Trillian Project."

"With most of the top chip and systems makers making huge expenditures developing and promoting Linux on their hardware, it seems inevitable that Linux will continue gaining a place in the technology market. The PA-RISC, PowerPC and Alpha technologies have traditionally been the home of high-end, enterprise-class computing; perhaps they'll help Linux itself become more ready for the high end."

"It will be interesting to see what significant benefits the various chip makers will be able to tout for having Linux run on their systems. And I can't wait to see if Intel is seriously challenged over Linux."

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