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Upside: Move over Wintel, now there's Lintel

May 11, 2000, 11:19 (4 Talkback[s])
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"Intel (INTC) is continuing to court the open-source software development community by releasing the IA-64 Architecture reference."

"The new Web page allows non-Intel engineers to download white papers and developers' interface guides covering the company's upcoming IA-64 class of 64-bit microprocessors. Developers must register to gain greater access to the hardware specifications but do not need to sign a nondisclosure agreement."

"Given Linux's enormous momentum in the server marketplace, however, Intel has taken steps to shake off its image as Microsoft's perpetual hardware sidekick. In addition to being one of the first companies to invest in Red Hat (RHAT) back in 1998, Intel has also forged partnerships with VA Linux (LNUX), TurboLinux and SuSE to give Linux engineers a sneak preview at the IA-64 architecture."

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