"Metro Link Inc. (http://www.metrolink.com), the
leader in graphical display software, is porting its X Window
System products for use on Intel's new IA-64 Itanium processor.
This software will be ported to the IA-64 Linux and Monterey
operating systems initially, with other operating systems to
follow. Metro Link's commercial-grade X server, Motif, and
OpenGL products will allow users of high-powered graphics programs
to work in a free-software Linux environment rather than in
"This support also opens up new opportunities for the many Linux
distributors, who have so far focused on the desktop market. The
extra power of the Itanium processor brings in customers of
high-end workstations, such as those designing graphics animation,
architectural renderings and scientific visualization. With the
horsepower of Intel's IA-64 processor and Metro Link's X Window
System products, developers will be able to accomplish more, and at
a less expensive price."
"IA-64 Linux will infiltrate the high-end workstation market and
revolutionize it," said Morgan Von Essen, Metro Link President and
CEO. "Metro Link's software code has long been 64-bit clean, so we
anticipate no problems in porting our products to the Itanium
processor. We look forward to supporting this fabulous new
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