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The Register: IBM sets Itanium record straight

Dec 09, 2000, 18:30 (2 Talkback[s])
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"Rudd also confirmed that the Itanium launch date, according to "the most recent Intel roadmap, is around the March timeframe."

"IBM's workstation will, as previously reported, run on the 64-bit version of the Windows 2000 OS, as well as on Linux and IBM's own AIX 5L. The timeframe for this is expected to be: AIX 5L, available on the Itanium launch date, Linux in Q2, and Windows in Q3, according to Rudd."

"So it's going to be a bit of a strange environment. It's unusual for the hardware to be there before the software."

"Rudd anticipates that IBM customer shipments in March, April and May will be "on the limited side."

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