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ZDNet: Red Hat Upgrade Backs IBM Intel Server

Feb 19, 2003, 23:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

"Leading Linux seller Red Hat quietly released an updated version of its Advanced Server product last week that adds support for IBM's x440 server, an important expansion for both companies.

"The update to version 2.1 of Red Hat Advanced Server, distributed Thursday and Friday of last week, also was the first in a new plan to release updates once per quarter, company spokeswoman Leigh Day said Tuesday. Red Hat is becoming increasingly aggressive in steering customers and business partners to the premium product instead of its Professional and Personal editions, which can be downloaded for free.

"IBM has sold Intel servers for years, but its x440 line, which supports as many as 16 Intel Xeon processors, is Big Blue's first in-house design. The product will be expanded later in 2003 to support as many as 32 Xeon processors, while a version with Itanium processors called the x450 is expected in coming weeks..."

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