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CNET News.com: IBM boosts Linux with strategy shift

Apr 21, 2000, 22:14 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

"IBM will begin selling its Intel-based servers preloaded with a choice of three different versions of Linux, the company and its Linux partners will announce Monday."

"IBM's Netfinity servers will be sold with Linux operating systems from Caldera Systems, TurboLinux or Red Hat, said Jay Bretzmann, manager of strategy for Netfinity."

"The move is part of IBM's effort to increase the use of Linux across its already broad server line, an effort that has helped to legitimize Linux. IBM is banking heavily on Linux, using it from its low-end Intel servers on up to its multi-million-dollar S/390 mainframes."

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