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ZDNet: Half of Wintel is missing

Jun 05, 2001, 18:12 (37 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

[ Thanks to George Mitchell for this link. ]

The missing half of "wintel" is, according to this article, "Win." While several Linux distributions are making Itanium available for early adopters, Microsoft won't have a production-ready, Itanium-capable OS avaialable until late this year.

"...The first ready for prime time, Microsoft operating system-according to a Microsoft representative-will be Windows XP 64-bit on Oct. 25-with its 32-bit XP brother.

Instead of Wintel, early Itanium adopters will be running Linux on Intel, or Lintel, as some insiders call it. Linux platform firms Red Hat, SuSE, and TurboLinux have announced the release of Linux 2.4 based Itanium Linuxes in mid-June."

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