ZDNet UK: TurboLinux software for Intel’s IA-64

“TurboLinux last week released a new version of its Linux
software aimed at developers working with Intel’s 64bit IA-64

“TurboLinux’s Richard Clooke told IT Week that TurboLinux
Workstation Pro 6.1 includes all the development tools and
libraries necessary to produce code optimised for Intel’s 64bit
processors, which are due to appear in volume from early next year
under the codename Itanium.”

“Although source code can be written on any system, programmers
need access to an Itanium system in order to use the compiler and
also to test their finished programs.”

TurboLinux 6.1 is supplied with the beta version of the new
IA-64 kernel, version 2.2.16-3. This is a pre-release version of
the long-awaited 2.4 kernel that allows IA-64 systems to run
optimally with Linux. The 2.4 kernel has yet to be finished and,
according to Linux creator Linus Torvalds, is expected to complete
beta tests in December.


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