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CNET News.com: Caldera joins Linux-on-Itanium race

Aug 08, 2000, 00:23 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

"A fourth major Linux seller has released a version of its operating system for Intel's upcoming Itanium chip. Caldera on Friday posted an early version of its OpenLinux product designed for the Itanium chip, the first member of a 64-bit chip family from Intel designed to compete with Sun Microsystems' UltraSparc, Hewlett-Packard's PA-RISC, SGI's MIPS, IBM's Power and Compaq's Alpha."

"Intel is backing Linux heavily to be one of three mainstream operating systems for the delayed chip. ... Caldera's biggest competitors, TurboLinux, Red Hat and SuSE, have released test versions of Linux for Itanium."

"Caldera, with its recent merger announcement with Unix company Santa Cruz Operation, will have a tighter relationship with IA-64 chips than most Linux companies. SCO's UnixWare, along with IBM's AIX, is a key component of the "Monterey-64" version of Linux that will run on Itanium."

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