Yahoo Internet Life: Linux Gets Ready To Make A Move On Bigger Chips

“With the move to the next-generation architecture, Intel-based
Linux servers will move beyond the 4-gigabyte memory space and
2-gigabyte file-size limits of 32-bit systems.”

“Director of Intel’s enterprise software programs Michael] Pope
said Linux will be competing as a high-end system on the same
Intel platform for the first time on an equal footing with Windows
NT and other Unix operating systems.

In addition, Linux on Merced will provide a platform that runs
Java better than Pentium-based Intel ma chines because Merced ‘can
better handle context switching’ and other re quirements based on
the Java ob ject model.”