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PR: UnitedLinux Announces Support for Intel Itanium 2 Processor

Jul 08, 2002, 19:00 (4 Talkback[s])

The members of UnitedLinux--Caldera International, Inc., Conectiva S.A., SuSE Linux AG, and Turbolinux, Inc.--today announced that the upcoming release of UnitedLinux will support the new Intel Itanium 2 processor. The general release date for UnitedLinux is expected by the end of 2002 and will support many of the advanced features and advantages introduced in Itanium 2-based servers, including superior reliability and scalability, and industry leading enterprise performance. The organization of UnitedLinux, a new initiative that will streamline Linux development and certification around a global, uniform distribution of Linux designed for business, was announced in May.

"Intel is supportive of the industry efforts to develop a business-focused standard Linux," said Lisa Hambrick, director, Intel Enterprise Processor Marketing. "Intel Itanium 2-based systems will provide the high-end reliability and scalability features needed for business-critical computing, and combining that with UnitedLinux offers end-users a very compelling enterprise solution."

UnitedLinux addresses enterprise customers' need for a standard, business-focused Linux distribution that is certified to work across hardware and software platforms, accelerating the adoption of Linux in the enterprise. Systems and software companies including AMD, Borland, Computer Associates, Fujitsu Siemens, Fujitsu, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Intel, NEC, Progress Software and SAP are supporting the UnitedLinux initiative. For additional information on UnitedLinux, contact Caldera, Conectiva, SuSE or Turbolinux or go to www.unitedlinux.com.