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Interactive Week: Intel Breaks with Microsoft In Backing Linux Lab

Feb 02, 2001, 17:21 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Charles Babcock)

"In a clear break of the tacit Intel/Microsoft alliance, Intel is helping provide a $24 million Open Source Development Lab where struggling developers may gain access to enterprise class Intel hardware."

"The 11,000-square-foot facility will be located west of Portland, Ore., and will be used to encourage the development of software to run under the Linux operating system on powerful servers in business environments, the same target as Microsoft has targeted for its Windows 2000 Server, Advanced Server and Data Center systems."

"William Swope, vice president of Intel architecture, in a keynote address at LinuxWorld in New York on Thursday, said that the OSDL will offer a $25,000 prize every six months "to the developer or group that makes the most significant contribution to Linux in the data center."

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