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ZDNet: Red Hat, IBM Expand Linux Deal

Sep 16, 2002, 14:30 (21 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

[ Thanks to Jaime for this link. ]

"Red Hat and IBM have expanded a partnership, with Red Hat bringing its top-end version of Linux to all four of IBM's server lines and with IBM's services and software divisions supporting Red Hat's software.

"The multiyear deal, which will be announced Monday, boosts Red Hat's Advanced Server version, which comes with higher-end features than Red Hat's other versions of Linux. Red Hat, the top seller of the Linux operating system, has already signed deals under which IBM rivals Hewlett-Packard and Dell Computer back Advanced Server.

"IBM, though, has been the loudest Linux supporters among computer sellers. Because Linux runs on many different types of computers--unlike Microsoft's Windows or IBM's version of Unix, for example--it simplifies somewhat IBM's complex server line..."

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