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InfoWorld: IBM links Linux to mainframes

Dec 09, 2000, 23:08 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ed Scannell)

"No doubt about it, IBM seems determined to be the Linux company for the enterprise."

"This week, Big Blue did its share to burnish the corporate image of Linux, announcing the availability of DB2 Universal Database for Linux on IBM zSeries and S/390 mainframes, two versions of its WebSphere Applications Server for those same systems, and a version of Extended Enterprise Edition for Linux that works with Intel-based clusters."

"Linux, thanks to open-source advocates, has developed into a steely competitor of Microsoft and Unix in lower-end servers, but has yet to establish a meaningful presence at the high-end."

"Some believe this announcement and others made by IBM during the past several months will embolden users to push Linux up to their highest system platform and encourage those only thinking about such a move to take the leap."

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