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VNU Net: AMD hammers after Linux community; Linux is only OS that can port in a timely fashion

Feb 02, 2001, 19:47 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Geralds)

"At the Linuxworld show in New York this week, AMD unveiled Virtuhammer, which it developed with Virtutech. The tool enables programmers to write and test programs that run on the chip maker's Hammer range of 64bit server processors."

"Analysts believe AMD urgently needs to attract Linux developers to Hammer because it could be a long time before high-profile operating systems such as Sun's Solaris and Microsoft's Windows are ported over to the chip."

"Kevin Krewell, an analyst at chip consultancy MicroDesign Resources, said: "Linux is the only operating system that could be ported to [Hammer] in a timely fashion. While Sun has indicated potential Solaris support, it would no doubt be a low priority for Sun as AMD has no significant market share in servers."

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