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ComputerWorld: IBM Promises Increased Support for Linux

Jan 17, 2000, 16:12 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jaikumar Vijayan)

"IBM last week said it will substantially expand its use and marketing of the Linux operating system across its entire range of server hardware."

"A core focus will be on improving interoperability between Linux and other operating systems supported by IBM, such as OS/390, OS/400, AIX and Windows NT, said the executive in charge of the Linux initiative, Irving Wladawsky-Berger, who was formerly the general manager of IBM's Internet business."

"IBM also pledged to build support into Linux for clustering, symmetrical multiprocessing (SMP) and systems management technologies. Any enhancements to the operating system will be made available to the open-source community from which Linux evolved, Wladawsky-Berger said."

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