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Phillipine Daily Inquirer: 64-bit computing gears up for Linux

Jul 24, 2000, 06:06 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joey G. Alarilla)

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"Just how revolutionary is Linux, the increasingly popular open source operating system? Its impact on the information technology industry can be gleaned from the once-unthinkable partnership between the free software or open source movement and the big vendors that used to cling to their proprietary ways."

"In fact, every major vendor worth its salt is rushing to embrace Linux. Significantly, it will be one of the OSes that the next-generation 64-bit IA-64 architecture would natively support-another indication of the important role that Linux would play in the future of computing."

"Still, partnering with the open source community can be tricky for companies like Hewlett-Packard Co., which is codeveloping IA-64 with Intel Corp. Like other vendors, pragmatism is still the bottomline for HP when it comes to supporting Linux."

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