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Financial Times: IBM to unveil Linux plan

Jul 21, 2000, 11:02 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Fiona Harvey)

"IBM will announce on Friday that it is investing $200m in the Linux operating system for computer servers, in an effort to speed the uptake of the free technology."

"The money will be used to set up developers' centres across Europe, in which software vendors will be able to create software for Linux, a rival to Microsoft's Windows that is free to use."

"At the development centres, in the UK, France, Germany, Poland and Hungary, IBM will provide software, hardware and expert staff to help small companies work on their Linux products. Intel, the maker of computer chips, is also supporting the project, contributing equipment and expertise."

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