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Red Herring: Linux users thrilling to Trillian

Feb 01, 2000, 20:12 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Lawrence Aragon)

"This week's Linux World promises to be a blockbuster. ... One potential reason for that blockbuster anticipation is Trillian, a project supported by heavy hitters such as Intel (Nasdaq: INTC), IBM (NYSE: IBM), and Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HWP). Trillian is scheduled to make an announcement Wednesday at Linux World..."

"By making the shift to 64 bits, the Linux operating system (OS) will be able to exploit the world's most popular processor to compete at the high-end with Sun and other non-Intel server makers. The hope is that in porting Linux to Itanium, the OS will be able to go even deeper into the enterprise market, where it already is gaining steam."

"If Microsoft's Windows 2000 initiative -- the latest version of its corporate NT operating system -- doesn't captivate corporate users, Intel will be able to push Linux as an alternative. Intel has been very supportive of the Linux movement, with investments in Red Hat (Nasdaq: RHAT), Turbolinux, SuSE, and VA Linux Systems."

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