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Red Hat Releases Beta of Red Hat Linux for the Itanium

Dec 19, 2000, 19:27 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Hall)

By Michael Hall, LinuxToday

Red Hat has announced the availability of the Beta version of Red Hat Linux for Itanium-based systems. This is the first publicly available beta from Red Hat for the Itanium architecture and is available for public download at Red Hat's ftp site: ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/ia64

Red Hat says the distribution is based on a pre-production release of the 2.4 Linux kernel. The distribution includes over 700 packages, including databases and utilities. The main thrust of the effort, according to the company, is to provide a suitable platform for mission-critical applications and technical computing environments such as OLTP, data warehousing and finite element analysis.

Red Hat is operating a "Jumpstart program" to provide support, training and developer information for the distribution. More about the program can be obtained at http://www.redhat.com/products/IA64/Jumpstart

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