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The Register: Sun Gets Behind Athlon 64 with Linux OS

Sep 25, 2003, 23:30 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ashlee Vance)

[ Thanks to Jason Greenwood for this link. ]

"Sun Microsystems' flirtation with AMD continues with the Java Desktop System set to make its way onto the Athlon 64 processor.

"When Sun releases the Linux-based Java Desktop software later this year, it will run on AMD's Ahtlon 64 processor but only in 32-bit mode. Sun plans to rectify this situation "over time" and create a 64-bit version of the Java Desktop for AMD's AMD64-based desktop chip.

"'We want to make sure people understand that there is an alternative out there,' said Sun's CTO of software John Fowler..."

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