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HP World: HP Wants Linux to Run on IA-64 from the Get-Go

Dec 07, 1999, 22:30 (1 Talkback[s])

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"HP has to show it can follow through and prove it is serious about seeing Linux run on IA-64 systems from day one--and it will, according to developers within HP Labs...."

"First of all, there was customer demand," said Mosberger. "Our customers started asking for Linux on IA-64, so we had to figure out what to do in that space."

"HP has the expertise in the Labs to work on the Linux kernel. Mosberger worked on 64-bit Linux while he was a graduate student at the University of Arizona. "Due to that work, I had a lot of experience with 64-bit Linux, so when the opportunity showed up to do Linux IA-64, I was, of course, very interested in doing that. And that's how this all came about initially."

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