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Computerworld: Vendors Rally Behind Linux

Mar 01, 1999, 14:59 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Orenstein)

Thanks to Skip Collins for this link.

"Judging by the vendor exhibits and announcements planned for the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo this week in San Jose, Calif., Linux has joined the other Unix versions as a bona fide commercial enterprise operating system."

"Eager to kick off the pro-Linux posturing, Hewlett-Packard Co. announced a companywide initiative last week. HP will work with the open-source Linux development community to port Linux to the PA-RISC chip. HP also will provide tools for Linux as a development platform and Linux training and online support."

"Analysts said they expect IBM to announce sweeping support and bundling agreements with several Linux vendors. IBM also could announce its Linux-related plans for the company's WebSphere application server."

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