Red Hat ships 64-bit Linux beta
First public test release
Red Hat today released the first public beta version of its upcoming 64-bit Linux distribution for Intel's IA-64 architecture.
The beta is based on an early, pre-release build of version 2.4 of the Linux kernel. It bundles some 700 "core software packages", including database management tools, utilities and server-oriented applications, compiled for Intel's 64-bit architecture and the Itanium CPU.
Other 64-bit buffs could try Red Hat's Alpha version, which has, of course, been shipping for some time. ®