Is Linux Itanium's great 64-bit hope?

Summary:An internal memo says Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) now expectsWhistler Beta 2 to be its first IA-64 offering --next year -- leaving Linux as perhaps themost viable OS for Intel's (Nasdaq: INTC) upcoming chip.

An internal memo says Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) now expects Whistler Beta 2 to be its first IA-64 offering -- next year -- leaving Linux as perhaps the most viable OS for Intel's (Nasdaq: INTC) upcoming chip. Full story. -- Mary Jo Foley, Sm@rt Reseller, and John G. Spooner, ZDNet News

Topics: Intel, Hardware, Linux, Microsoft, Operating Systems, Processors, Software

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