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Computerworld: Major players bring Linux to enterprise

Mar 01, 1999, 00:31 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Intel will announce at LinuxWorld in San Jose, on Tuesday it has tapped VA Research, a Linux hardware and software original equipment manufacturer in California, to take the lead in developing a standard Linux operating system kernel for its IA-64 processors. It is expected the kernel will be compliant with Linux Standards Base (LSB)."

"The LSB is a group of companies that oversees the standardisation of technologies such as kernels, libraries, and directory services."

"Although the Linux OS is highly praised for its stability, even Linux vendors admit it will take more for the upstart OS to scale beyond its use as a file-and-print server."

"It is capable of being a much larger server, but it is missing the networking management tools," said Robert Young, CEO of Red Hat Software."

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