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CNET News.com: Red Hat drops Sparc support with new Linux version

Nov 30, 2000, 21:28 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

"Red Hat has dropped support for Sun Microsystems' Sparc chips for its new version 7 of Linux, saying there just wasn't enough interest in the product. "Due to insufficient demand, we will not be releasing an official Red Hat Linux for Sparc," spokeswoman Melissa London said in an email interview."

"The move whittles down Red Hat's product line to Linux software for Intel and Compaq Computer's Alpha chips, though the company plans support for several IBM servers with different CPUs."

"Red Hat will continue to provide an unsupported Sparc edition in its "Rawhide" developer version, London said, and the company could restart the Sparc version if demand picks up. The company also will continue to support the earlier Sparc versions of its software, she said."

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