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ZDNN: IBM falls hard for Linux

Jul 26, 1999, 22:10 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Charles Babcock)

"Big Blue is expected to announce support of Linux on its Intel-based Netfinity line of servers.

"Among the major server vendors, IBM is emerging with a clear story of end-to-end support for Linux that can't help but give the operating system a boost in the eyes of corporate information technology managers.

"Tuesday, IBM is expected to announce it will support Linux on its Intel-based Netfinity line of servers, offering certification to distributors that Red Hat, Caldera, SuSE and TurboLinux run on its servers

"IBM is doing more than the other major vendors. It's shown a lot of nimbleness at picking up on hot new technologies," said John Ousterhout, chief executive officer of Scriptics..."

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