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SRO: Red Hat Leads The Way To 64-Bit Itanium Linux

May 17, 2000, 22:08 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steve J. Vaughan-Nichols)

"On May 17, Red Hat Inc. released an alpha version of a complete 64-bit Linux distribution to developers. This edition, built within the Trillian Project, is the first alpha public code release of a full 64-bit Linux from kernel to drivers to such popular applications as Apache."

"The package also contains 64-bit development compilers and libraries. This release--combined with Intel's release of the Itanium Processor Microarchitecture Reference, a complete reference to the chip's architecture--gives software developers the down and dirty information they need to start serious Itanium development. Indeed, even if you don't have preproduction IA-64 systems in hand, you could start developing with confidence for Itanium on 32-bit systems."

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