October 18, 2001

The release candidate of Mandrake Linux 8.1 for Itanium is available

Author: JT Smith

"With the upcoming Mandrake Linux 8.1 for Itanium-based architecture,
MandrakeSoft will provide businesses with a robust and scalable
Linux solution for high performance computing.
This Release Candidate is the last chance to contribute to the
development of Mandrake Linux for IA-64 before the availability of
the final version."
Businesses, system administrators, developers, and scientists who
have the opportunity to run Intel Itanium-based computers are very
welcome to take part in the Beta test cycle.

Among several changes, you'll find the following improvements:

Updated packages:
- The Linux kernel is updated with fixes to the IA-32 emulation
subsystem. In addition, the kernel also features fixes to
do_mmap2(), which enables file systems to be properly unmounted.
- Mailx (fix crashes)
- Tcl/tk (fixes for dejagnu/expect)
- Xfsprogs 1.3.9
- Strace 4.4

New packages:
- LAPACK (Linear Algebra PACKage)
- SYMPA, the famous Open Source mailing-list manager.

To download Mandrake Linux 8.1 for IA-64 please visit 

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