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Reuters: IBM makes its networked computers run on Linux

Jan 31, 2000, 16:20 (0 Talkback[s])

"International Business Machines Corp. on Monday said its line of network computer terminals can now run on the alternative software system Linux, in the latest move by the world's largest computer maker to make its products more flexible and easier to use on the Internet.

"IBM, the computer maker that so far has made the broadest commitment to Linux, also said it would post instructions on its Web site for configuring Linux, and a forum for customers to share information about using Linux on IBM hardware.

"We are definitely embracing Linux where it makes sense," said Irving Wladawsky-Berger, vice president of technology and strategy for IBM's enterprise systems unit. "We're working with the Linux community to make it a better operating system."

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