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InfoWorld: IBM to spend $300 million more on Linux - beyond the $1 billion already announced

Jan 31, 2001, 15:47 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Peter Sayer)

"IBM announced Wednesday that it is planning to spend another $300 million on Linux. This is in addition to the $1 billion it has already earmarked for Linux development."

"The company will invest an additional $300 million in global Linux support services over the next three years, Mike Lawrie, IBM's general manager for Europe, Middle East and Africa, said in a keynote speech at the Linux Expo show here on Wednesday."

"The services will help clients install and commission Linux-based electronic-commerce systems, and will include support for the migration of electronic-commerce systems to Linux and for the creation of high-availability Linux server clusters to support strategic business applications."

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