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IBM Programmers Submit 64-bit Linux Code for IBM eServer z900 to Open Source Community

Dec 22, 2000, 18:55 (16 Talkback[s])

From IBM:

IBM programmers yesterday made what they believe is the first ever submission of 64-bit code to the Open Source Community. It will be up to the community to decide whether the code is acceptable for integration into the Linux code tree for the widely anticipated 2.4 Linux kernel. The code will enable a 64-bit driver for the IBM eServer z900, the reinvented mainframe. The submission comes several months earlier than expected and ahead of the 64-bit Intel driver code, which many believed would be the initial 64-bit Linux code.

An experimental version of the code is available for downloading at IBM's developerWorks website: http://oss.software.ibm.com/developerworks/opensource/linux390/whatsnew.html.

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