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TechWeek: Major PC Players Tout New Linux Products

Aug 30, 1999, 16:35 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Some major players in the computer industry got behind Linux in a big way at LinuxWorld. The Trillian project team, consisting of IBM, Intel, SGI, Hewlett-Packard, VA Linux Systems and Cygnus, announced a port of Linux to Intel's much-anticipated Merced (IA-64) processor."

"In a presentation during the San Jose event (Aug. 9-12), Intel CEO Andrew Grove showed the first public simulation of 'the future engine of e-commerce'-the 64-bit Merced chip-running the Linux IA-64 kernel. He said an Intel fab will 'yield some silicon in a few weeks' time,' and open-source Linux code will be released in the first quarter 2000. Intel also has a venture capital fund for developers of 'interesting new products' that will run on IA-64."

"IBM announced a joint marketing deal with Red Hat, a port of Tivoli Systems products, a sneak preview of the Domino Release 5 groupware for Linux and new worldwide Linux customer services, with more than 150 consultants available."

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