E-Commerce Times: Intel Advances Linux Support

“Intel Corp. (Nasdaq: INTC) has increased its investment in the
Linux environment by enabling online professional users to bring
Gigabit Ethernet performance to their Linux-based Internet
operations and working with the open-source community to foster
Internet-enabling product development.”

“The chip titan will add the Linux Gigabit driver and related
support for the Intel PRO/1000 Gigabit Server Adapter to its
industry offerings portfolio to boost Linux-based Web servers,
e-mail servers and databases. According to Intel, this addition is
the first time such an offering has been made available to
companies who use Linux as their primary operating system

The new Intel Linux Gigabit driver is great news for Linux
customers who need high speed connectivity to drive their
e-business,” commented Phil Hester, CTO for IBM’s personal systems
“The new Intel driver will bring even more high-end
solutions for Web serving and high performance computing on IBM
Netfinity servers and will give our customers additional confidence
in industry standard hardware support when they deploy mission
critical applications on Linux.”