Red Hat Releases Beta of Red Hat Linux for the Itanium

By Michael Hall, LinuxToday

Red Hat has announced the availability of the Beta version of Red Hat Linux for Itanium-based systems. This is the first publicly available beta from Red Hat for the Itanium architecture and is available for public download at Red Hat’s ftp site: ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/ia64

Red Hat says the distribution is based on a pre-production release of the 2.4 Linux kernel. The distribution includes over 700 packages, including databases and utilities. The main thrust of the effort, according to the company, is to provide a suitable platform for mission-critical applications and technical computing environments such as OLTP, data warehousing and finite element analysis.

Red Hat is operating a “Jumpstart program” to provide support, training and developer information for the distribution. More about the program can be obtained at http://www.redhat.com/products/IA64/Jumpstart

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