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Red Hat will drop Itanium support in Enterprise Linux 6

Dec 21, 2009, 15:32 (4 Talkback[s])
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"Dropping support for Itanium makes economic sense for Red Hat, according to Chris Ingle, research director for IDC's European Systems Group. The number of Itanium-based servers sold is likely not high enough for Red Hat to justify spending its resources on supporting a version of Enterprise Linux for this processor. Instead it will focus on support for x86-based servers, Ingle said.

"Today, Red Hat also offers support for version 5 on systems based on IBM Power, System z, and S/390 processor architectures."

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