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ZDNet: Closing the Linux credibility gap

Nov 03, 2000, 22:06 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Charles Cooper)

"If the Penguistas entertain serious hopes of carrying out their revolution, they'll most certainly need the embrace of the most establishment computer maker of them all...."

"With painful memories of what happened to OS/2 still lingering in its collective memory, IBM wants to avoid falling into the position where rivals can apply technology choke points. Indeed, officials are quite frank about taking necessary steps to prevent the likes of Microsoft and Sun from exploiting their respective proprietary technologies to IBM's detriment."

"Enter Linux."

"In recent months, IBM has pledged to add Linux to its S390 and RS6000 server lines. Along with Oracle, Sybase and Informix, IBM also moved to port its DB2 database software, Lotus Domino, the WebSphere Commerce suite and its MQ Series over to Linux."

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