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CRN: IBM Expands Linux Support

Jul 27, 1999, 15:20 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Darryl K. Taft)

"IBM on Tuesday announced worldwide support for enterprise customersrunning Linux, including free support during a 90-day start-up period for Red Hat Software and Caldera Systems Linux running on IBM Netfinity servers."

"'For the Netfinity brand, this [announcement] is a biggie because we've gone from talking about Linux to doing it,' said Tom Figgatt, IBM's e-business segment executive for Netfinity servers."

"'It means that now a customer can buy a Netfinity system, and with the two distributions we'll be launching -- both Caldera and Red Hat -- they'll be able to install it on Linux-certified models and have it work,' Figgatt said."

"'And if they've got a problem, [they can] call us up and we'll work with them to get it fixed,' he said. 'We'll take ownership of problems, both hardware and software, during the first 90 days of what we call our server start-up period, and we'll take it to resolution all the way.'"

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