February 20th, 2002, 04:24 PM
M$ Vs. Linux & Intel Vs. Risc
we all talk about the monopoly of M$ , and what they've done to us and the other vendors.
but the same way, will happen in the hardware market very soon.
and i think this will give Linux in a way or another an advantage against M$
Intel today have the biggest market share for CPUs, starting from PCs up to the Servers level except for the high end servers which by default use the 64-bit processing (RISC)
So as we all know that HP and Intel been working together since 1994 regarding the new EPIC , IA-64 technology.
and it will be marketed for the Enterprise servers this year.
But , what will happen for all these RISC machines out there in the market, and the applications based on these servers ?
Well, HP, IBM, Compaq Digital, and all the other big vendors has signed the agreement of the new technology , except for SUN.
So, does SUN realize exactly where it will end, I doubt !
By getting the new IA-64 processor , Intel will be the master of the market , no more RISC upgrades , and thatís exactly what they are looking for.
Why this will be an advantage for Linux ?
Cozí only HP OS UX11i will support the new technology from the existing Unix OS !
And uíll be able just to switch the Processors without any addition on software or hardware.
But other vendors like IBM for example , they dropped the development of AIX to meet the technical needs of the new processing technology.
So what they ganna use.
All they have is 3 options.
1- HP UX 11i.
3- M$ Windows 64B.
And for sure, a big company like IBM wonít use a competitors OS such as HP, so they ganna use either Linux or Windows 64B.
And most probably the Linux since itís a shareware and they can develop it easily.
And since HP has the Kernel of the Linux , so they made it right to meet the IA-64 technology.
The main problem will be , is the applications it self, as for IBM & Compaq, if itís supported by the Linux or anyother OS, ganna work soomth ?
in the following link , u'll fiind all about the new processor and supported OS and Application Development.
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