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ZDNet: Unix vendors, sans Sun, line up for Linux

Sep 01, 2000, 21:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Peter Galli)

"Major Unix vendors concerned about the growing popularity of Linux are seeking some unique solutions, rallying behind the platform to help promote their own -- while keeping one key competitor on the outside."

"The trend is clearly evidenced by the alliance announced this week by IBM, Intel Corp., Hewlett-Packard Co. and NEC Corp., which are joining forces to sponsor the Open Source Development Lab. The companies will spend millions of dollars to fund what they're calling the industry's first independent, non-profit lab for developers who are adding enterprise capabilities to Linux. The lab will be based near Portland, Ore."

"The goal: make Linux more reliable, available and serviceable so it can meet enterprise computing needs. The leading Unix vendors are building off their belief that Linux is not a threat and instead has significantly expanded the total Unix market and, accordingly, the opportunities within that market."

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