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Linux Journal: IBM Announces Aggressive Linux Campaign

Jan 13, 2000, 06:38 (0 Talkback[s])
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"The next generation of e-business will see customers increasingly demand open standards for interoperability across disparate platforms," said Samuel Palmisano, IBM senior vice president. "Linux ... will play a pivotal role in this...."

"While it is widely believed that IBM's embrace of Linux will help the open-source operating system gain increased credibility among other major corporations, it is also clear that IBM is banking on both Linux and the Open Source movement to help renew interest in and purchase of its servers, which have faced stiff competition in recent years, particularly from Sun Microsystems' server line."

"As part of the campaign, IBM will "Linux-enable" all of its hardware and will port applications and middleware to Linux as well. IBM also says it will collaborate with the Linux Open Source community to help develop IBM technologies."

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