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ZDNet: Chip makers cozy up to Linux

Jun 13, 2000, 14:23 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mary Jo Foley)

"Intel Corp. already has made plain its intentions to jump on the Linux bandwagon. On Tuesday, the chip maker stepped up its Linux commitment by announcing, in conjunction with Hewlett-Packard Co., the release of a software developer's kit aimed at IA-64 Linux environments."

"Just a day before, Intel rival Advanced Micro Devices Inc. made some Linux news of its own by cementing a deal with embedded Linux specialist Lineo to build "advanced embedded Linux solutions" for Internet appliances."

"Why now? Why the growing interest in Linux, beyond the obvious reason that the Linux server installed base is continuing on its upward growth spiral?"

"For longtime Microsoft Corp.backer Intel, the world isn't looking quite so homogeneous anymore."

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