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CRN: Linux To Land On Notebooks

Apr 25, 1999, 22:34 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jennifer Hagendorf)

"Notebook PC vendors are finding it harder to ignore the growing Linux buzz, and they are ready to do something about it."

"Within 30 days, IBM Corp., Armonk, N.Y., plans to increase its support of Linux by shipping a base model ThinkPad notebook for use with the operating system, said Phil Hester, chief technology officer for IBM's Personal Systems Group. "We plan to ship a base machine without any operating system on it so you could load any form of Linux you want," he said."

"IBM is testing and validating Linux from Caldera Systems Inc., Orem, Utah; Pacific HiTech Inc., Oakland, Calif.; Red Hat Software Inc., Research Triangle Park, N.C.; and SuSE Holding AG, Nuernberg, Germany, on the ThinkPad platform, said Hester."

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