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LinuxPR: Critical UNIX Applications Toolkit Ported to IA64 Turbolinux

Nov 27, 2000, 17:07 (5 Talkback[s])

"Integrated Computer Solutions, Inc. (ICS), the leading supplier of commercial Motif® products and support, and Turbolinux, Inc., the leader in high-performance Linux for Internet infrastructure solutions, today announced immediate availability of Open Motif for Intel's forthcoming Itanium processor-based systems."

"This is the first port of Motif, the industry standard GUI toolkit for UNIX applications, for IA64 Linux on Intel Itanium systems. Most mission-critical applications that run on UNIX use Motif as an integral part of their application. Typical applications that depend on Motif include aircraft ground systems at Boeing, financial applications developed by Credit Suisse and other investment houses, the programming control system at DirectTV, criminal investigation support systems at the FBI, the crew and equipment scheduling system of Southwest Airlines, control systems for the subway systems of Boston and San Francisco and tools developed at Walt Disney, Dreamworks and many other animation studios. Motif is also used extensively by independent software vendors such as Oracle and Rational Software."

"Enterprise applications currently deployed on UNIX almost all rely on Motif and this port will greatly accelerate the adoption of Linux on IA64 processor systems," said Jerry Greenberg, Senior Vice President of Marketing for Turbolinux. "Turbolinux has been a leader in developing Linux for IA64 and we see this step as critical for ISVs in making their applications available on Intel's next-generation systems."

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