Re: How Intel Can Save the Itanium!

On Apr 2, 1:42 pm, a...@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Anton Ertl) wrote:
already5cho...@xxxxxxxxx writes:
Taking into account that nearly 100% of both "high-end PPC" (by which
David probably meant IBM pSeries/p5) and Itanium Linux installations
run either Red Hat or SUSE

On what empirical basis do you make this claim?

I don't see how Debian statistics are

Well, if you are right, and only those people use Debian on either of
these architectures that explicitly choose it, there seems to be no
particular selection bias, so the Debian popcon sample might be
representative of the whole population, in which case it is relevant.

But of course, if you have better statistics, you are welcome to
present them.

- anton
M. Anton Ertl Some things have to be seen to be believed
a...@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Most things have to be believed to be seen

Leading Itanium vendors, i.e. HP, Fujitsu and SGI officially support
Red Hat and SUSE as OS options for their hardware. Those are the only
supported Linux distributions. Actually, on SGI hardware those are the
only supported OSes. Same for IBM p5 - Red Hat and SUSE are the only
distributions supported by IBM.

For Sun SPARC situation is not quite the same - Sun would sell you Red
Hat or SUSE Linux but support has to come directly from software
vendor rather than from Sun. Also only Niagara servers, telco blades
and ancient Ultra workstations are listed as Linux Certified/
Compatible. So for majority of "traditional" UltraSparc servers Debian
stays on almost even ground with RH/SUSE.