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The Inquirer: IBM's Linux Enterprise Strategy Probably Unsustainable

Dec 06, 2002, 19:00 (28 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Wol for this link. ]

"The Aberdeen Group has issued a report on Big Blue and its Linux products and strategy today for the enterprise today.

"The report--An Assessment of IBM's Enterprise Linux Strategy--says that the firm has so far spent billions in an attempt to lead the industry on Linux related technology.

"But it questions whether IBM will be able to sustain this strategy over a long period of time.

"The report interviews independent software vendors (ISVs) and IBM executives and claims that corporate customers say that the enterprise costs are too high to justify widespread Linux development..."

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