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Modesto(mōdĕs`tō), city (1990 pop. 164,278), seat of Stanislaus co., central Calif., on the Tuolumne River, near the northern end of the San Joaquin valley; inc. 1884. The center of a farming and fruit-growing area, it has food-processing and canning plants, wineries, fruit orchards, and diversified manufacturing. Modesto also ships meat and dairy products and produces nuts, vegetables, and rice. It was one of the fastest-growing U.S. cities in the late 20th cent.
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ModestoThe code name from Novell for the 64-bit technology in its operating system for Intel's Itanium (IA-64) platform. Some time after 2000, it was discontinued due to the slower-than-expected migration to IA-64. See IA-64.
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