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VNU Net: Big Blue ponders joining Linux on Intel project

Aug 06, 1999, 16:15 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Lisa Kelly)

"IBM has refused to confirm speculation it will soon join a consortium of vendors working on a port of Linux to Intel's 64bit architecture."

"The Trillian Project already includes VA Linux Systems, HP, SGI, Intel and Cygnus, which are working together on Lintel - a version of Linux for the high end IA-64 server and workstation market. They are aiming to make the open source code available early next year to coincide with the launch of Merced."

"However, Lintel may be marketed to the same part of the market as Project Monterey - a joint initiative between IBM, SCO and soon to be acquired Sequent for a common Unix on IA-64 flavour."

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