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Enterprise Linux Today: Metro Link Porting X Window System Products to IA-64 Linux and Monterey

Oct 30, 2000, 21:29 (0 Talkback[s])

"Metro Link Inc. (http://www.metrolink.com), the leader in graphical display software, is porting its X Window System products for use on Intel's new IA-64 Itanium processor. This software will be ported to the IA-64 Linux and Monterey operating systems initially, with other operating systems to follow. Metro Link's commercial-grade X server, Motif, and OpenGL products will allow users of high-powered graphics programs to work in a free-software Linux environment rather than in proprietary environments."

"This support also opens up new opportunities for the many Linux distributors, who have so far focused on the desktop market. The extra power of the Itanium processor brings in customers of high-end workstations, such as those designing graphics animation, architectural renderings and scientific visualization. With the horsepower of Intel's IA-64 processor and Metro Link's X Window System products, developers will be able to accomplish more, and at a less expensive price."

"IA-64 Linux will infiltrate the high-end workstation market and revolutionize it," said Morgan Von Essen, Metro Link President and CEO. "Metro Link's software code has long been 64-bit clean, so we anticipate no problems in porting our products to the Itanium processor. We look forward to supporting this fabulous new architecture."

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