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IT-Director: IBM Takes Agnostic Stance On Windows NT and Linux

Feb 14, 2000, 17:30 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Snark)

"You may think of IBM as the most prominent supporter of Linux amongst the hardware vendors given its high profile Linux announcements of last year.

However its support for Windows NT, which was always strong remains undiminished - indeed it is being fortified, presumably to coincide with the launch of Windows 2000. In the near future IBM will roll out two new Netfinity 4-way SMP servers that will run Windows NT. Both systems, the 7100 and the 7600 will include elements of IBM's X-Architecture which improves hardware reliability in a number of ways. As Microsoft's major thrust for Windows 2000 will be in the area of improved scalability, availability and reliability, IBM is clearly helping out.

If you care to read between the lines here, IBM was and is actually adopting a completely agnostic position in the Linux v NT battle that is currently raging in the market."

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