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WideOpenNews: TurboLinux Releases First IA-64 Linux Distro

Mar 17, 2000, 08:32 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Satya Kuner, Anne Speedie)

"The Linux vendor released an alpha version of its Itanium-compatible operating system. More Linux distributors are expected to quickly follow suit...."

"Monday Brisbane, Calif.-based TurboLinux became the first company to release a test version of the Linux operating system for Intel's long-delayed Itanium chip. But TurboLinux may soon be sharing its celebratory champagne as competing Linux distributors such as SuSE, Red Hat, and Caldera Systems are expected to quickly follow suit."

"Contrary to the standard cutthroat race to be first to market, the Linux distributors have been working together on the common goal of porting Linux to the new 1-GHz chip under a project called Trillian. Trillian is led by VA Linux (according to the Trillian website, VA is vendor neutral because it "is not in the Linux software distribution business"), and incorporates contributions from the usual big names in Linux -- SuSE, TurboLinux, Red Hat, etc. -- as well as IBM, HP, and Intel, whose interests lie in the hardware and server markets...."

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