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SRO: IBM Opens Linux Doors

Mar 01, 1999, 14:46 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

Thanks to Marty for this link.

"You may have thought that Red Hat Software Inc. was the only Linux reseller vendor partnering with IBM. That's not the case. It turns out that IBM will also be working with Caldera Systems Inc., Pacific HiTech, Inc., and SuSE LLC, according to sources close to each company."

"IBM and these Linux players will announce hardware bundling and software support at next week's LinuxWorld in San Jose, Calif. While details are sketchy, each vendor will have a strong relationship with IBM, according to sources close to each company."

"Critics may consider IBM's Linux moves a publicity stunt to create a buzz about Big Blue. They're wrong. As reported, IBM is porting its WebSphere Application Server to Linux. And that's only the tip of the iceberg."

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