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Smart Partner: Not All Linuxes Run On Pentium 4s

Dec 11, 2000, 23:29 (11 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mary Jo Foley)

"Add to the list of Pentium 4 pitfalls the fact that not all versions of the Linux operating system currently support the Intel chip."

"A number of the pre-packaged versions of the open-source operating system, including Caldera Systems Inc.'s eServer desktop and server products, won't run on Pentium 4-based computers because the software cannot identify the chip, Intel officials acknowledged."

"Intel, however, said it was up to the individual Linux vendors to update their operating system releases to bring them into compliance."

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