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IT-Analysis: Red Hat Goes Power Mad

Mar 24, 2004, 20:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tony Lock)

"Linux is certainly an operating system that has made huge strides in the Intel server market. Equally, much has been made of the fact that Linux is also supported on IBM's zSeries Mainframe computers. However, to date the world at large has paid little attention to Linux running on any other chip architectures. This week, that changed with Red Hat becoming the first major Linux distributor to Sign an agreement with IBM to make the operating system available pre-loaded on IBM's POWER based servers.

"Whilst a number of Linux distributions (including the major players Red Hat and SuSE) have previously supported the Power architecture, the expanded agreement between IBM and Red Hat will allow Red Hat Enterprise Linux v.3 to be ordered concurrent with the IBM eServer POWER hardware..."

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