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SubjectRe: Linux on Merced

> Given the "friendly" relationship between Intel and Microsoft, we
> can expect the first Merced machines shipped in 1999 will be running
> version 5.0 or 6.0 of NT, and Linux 3.0 or 4.0 for Merced will be
> available about 3 years later, when it will not be considered a
> strategic menace anymore.

Judging from the progress made by the Linux UltraPenguin team (David,
Jakub Richard), once the specs for this chip are out, a fully
functional Linux distribution for the merced can be put together in
about two months. Probably less.


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