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eWeek: Linux Brings In $1 Billion in Revenue for IBM

Jan 23, 2003, 14:00 (12 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Peter Galli)

"IBM executives are preparing to announce at the LinuxWorld trade show here that the company received more than $1 billion in revenue from sales of Linux-based software, hardware and services in 2002.

"Big Blue will also formally introduce Jim Stallings, its new general manager of Linux, to the media and Linux community. Stallings, who was IBM's vice president of eServer sales (North America), replaces Steve Solazzo, who is on 'special assignment' integrating Rational Software Corp. into IBM.

"Solazzo spearheaded Big Blue's thrust into Linux and is credited with building it into a billion-dollar business..."

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