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Intel's Itanium 2 gains support from UnitedLinux

In an announcement yesterday, the four Linux vendors that make up the UnitedLinux effort said the operating system would support...

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In an announcement yesterday, the four Linux vendors that make up the UnitedLinux effort said the operating system would support the advanced features of Intel's 64-bit Itanium 2 processors.

The four are Caldera International; SuSE Linux; Conectiva, and Turbolinux, along with more than a dozen hardware and software vendors including IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Advanced Micro Devices and Intel.

UnitedLinux was announced in May by the vendors, which are working to create and sell a standardised enterprise version of Linux to encourage its widespread adoption in business computing.

However, other key Linux vendors, including US market leader Red Hat and MandrakeSoft are not part of UnitedLinux.

Last month, HP and Red Hat announced that they would support the Itanium 2 processors with their products.

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