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CNET News.com: Intel shipping prototype Itanium computers

Dec 08, 1999, 00:11 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

"Intel has started the next phase of making its upcoming Itanium processor a real product, shipping prototype computers with the chip to hardware and software makers for product design and debugging...."

"Over the last few months, companies such as IBM, HP and Sun announced their success in porting their operating systems to samples of Itanium processors. Microsoft Windows and Linux were the first two types of OSes that successfully ran on the chip. IBM was next, followed by HP, with Sun bringing up the rear...."

"The operating system landscape simplified with the decision by Compaq not to translate its Tru64 version of Unix to Itanium and by SGI's decision to use Linux, not its own Irix operating system. In addition, the versions of Unix from IBM, Santa Cruz Operation and Sequent are being rolled into one edition code-named Monterey-64."

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