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Techworld: Is Linux the Itanium's Saviour?

May 26, 2005, 19:00 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Manek Dubash)

"Has the Itanium got a future? It's question that many people have asked in recent years, as the development and sales pace of Intel's most powerful--but also slowest-selling--processor continue to dribble along in a most unIntel-like manner. We asked the question we asked back in September but things have moved on since then--not least HP's acquisition of a new leader.

"On the downside, in January this year Microsoft pulled out from its Itanium-based XP development programme, in favour of the more popular Xeon.."

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