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Mandrake Linux 8.1 for Itanium Release Candidate Available

Oct 18, 2001, 16:50 (1 Talkback[s])
Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2001 09:37:20 -0700
From: MandrakeSoft <kadjo@mandrakesoft.com> Subject: The Release Candidate of Mandrake Linux 8.1 for Itanium is available

With the upcoming Mandrake Linux 8.1 for Itanium-based architecture, MandrakeSoft will provide businesses with a robust and scalable Linux solution for high performance computing. This Release Candidate is the last chance to contribute to the development of Mandrake Linux for IA-64 before the availability of the final version. Businesses, system administrators, developers, and scientists who have the opportunity to run Intel Itanium-based computers are very welcome to take part in the Beta test cycle.

Among several changes, you'll find the following improvements:

Updated packages:
- The Linux kernel is updated with fixes to the IA-32 emulation subsystem. In addition, the kernel also features fixes to do_mmap2(), which enables file systems to be properly unmounted.
- Mailx (fix crashes)
- Tcl/tk (fixes for dejagnu/expect)
- Xfsprogs 1.3.9
- Strace 4.4

New packages:
- LAPACK (Linear Algebra PACKage)
- SYMPA, the famous Open Source mailing-list manager.

To download Mandrake Linux 8.1 for IA-64 please visit http://www.linux-mandrake.com/en/ia64-rc.php3