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PRNewswire: Leading Linux Distributors Join the Trillian Project

Dec 13, 1999, 12:41 (7 Talkback[s])

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"The Trillian Project, an industry initiative to port the Linux operating system to Intel's forthcoming IA-64 server and workstation architecture, announced today that the four leading Linux distributors -- Caldera, Red Hat, SuSE and TurboLinux --have officially joined the initiative."

"The goal of the Trillian Project is to have IA-64 Linux available for distribution when the first systems based on the Intel Itanium(TM) processor (formerly code-named Merced) begin shipping -- expected in the second half of 2000. Caldera, Red Hat, SuSE and TurboLinux -- which combined accounted for 76 percent of 1998 worldwide revenue shipments of the Linux operating system, according to IDC -- will make their commercial distributions of Linux operating system available at the Itanium processor launch. The Trillian team plans to release its development efforts to the Open Source community early next year."

"Thanks to the tremendous efforts of the Trillian team members thus far, the kernel for IA-64 Linux is rapidly approaching full functionality," said Sridhar Chilukuri, director of business development for VA Linux Systems. "The major Linux distributors provide additional resources to assist the Trillian Project in reaching its goal of having IA-64 Linux ready for the Itanium processor launch next year."

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