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AsiaBizTech: Linux Advances from Status of 'Tested' to 'Guaranteed'

Oct 11, 2000, 15:14 (1 Talkback[s])

"Server vendors have become more aggressive about marketing the Linux operating system in recent months."

"IBM Japan Ltd.'s announcement that it will officially support the Linux OS on all of its servers helped trigger the move. Leading vendors, which had managed to handle Linux to some extent, began to follow IBM seriously after this announcement."

"Among others, Hitachi Ltd. announced in September that it will support Linux on all of its major product lines, including mainframe computers, UNIX servers, PC servers, PCs and mobile devices. Although the company announced the establishment of a joint venture with Microsoft Corp. in June to offer Windows 2000-based enterprise solutions, Hitachi has organized a business unit dedicated to promoting Linux, showing its high expectations for the Linux-solution market."

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