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ZDnet: IBM Spreads the Reach of Linux

Apr 29, 2003, 20:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

"IBM has added several new centers worldwide devoted to Linux specialties in energy, government and mainframes, part of its years-long effort to spread the operating system as widely as possible.

"In the United Arab Emirates, the Energy Competency Center will be devoted to helping the oil and gas industry use Linux for tasks such as oil and gas exploration. In Germany, the E-government Center will support IBM's contract with the German government, while the Integration Center will support retail, manufacturing and financial services customers. And in Brazil, the Linux Labs will work on translating Linux software for IBM's high-end mainframe line.

"There also are several new Asian centers, including the China-IBM Linux Solution Cooperation Center in Beijing, which has 150 IBM-funded researchers; the Linux Hub Center of Seoul National university in Korea; and the Open Computing Center at the Nanyang Polytechnic Center in Singapore..."

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