CNET News: HP, Red Hat Team on Linux Workstation
Sep 17, 2002, 16:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Hewlett-Packard has begun selling new workstations using
Intel's Itanium 2 processor and a new higher-end version of Red Hat
Linux, company executives said Monday.
"Red Hat had planned to release its Advanced Workstation product
in the first half of 2003, but accelerated the schedule as part of
an expanded alliance, said Mike Evans, vice president of business
development at Red Hat.
"The alliance shows what companies can--and often will--do to
push mainstream acceptance for new technologies. Linux, a clone of
the venerable Unix operating system, has emerged in recent years as
a viable contender to Windows and Unix in some markets but still
isn't as well established. The Itanium line, meanwhile, is a
completely different design from other Intel processors and
software companies are just beginning to support it..."