"Bull and MandrakeSoft today announced that as a result
of a successful technological collaboration in the area of Intel
Itanium architecture, MandrakeSoft is making a beta version of its
award-winning Linux-Mandrake operating system for Itanium-based
servers available for immediate download.
"Linux is increasingly recognized by enterprise users as a
highly attractive, low cost, scalable and robust solution compared
to proprietary platforms," Jacques LeMarois, CEO and co-founder of
MandrakeSoft. "The launch of Bull Escala IL line of servers based
on Intel Itanium Architecture is a great opportunity for us to
further partner with Bull, who has already announced a
certification program forthe Linux-Mandrake operating system on its
entire Intel-based server range. We are both actively seeking to
leverage Bull's i-scale Attitude program to recruit pilot projects
to fully capitalize on this new business opportunity".