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News.com.au: Australia Lags in Enterprise Linux: IBM

Jul 31, 2003, 01:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Angus Kidman)

"Linux is slowly gaining momentum in the enterprise, but its progress in Australia is lagging relative to other Asia-Pacific countries.

"Officials from IBM, which has been one of the strongest supporters of the corporate Linux movement, admit that the open source OS hasn't proved as much of a hit with Australian businesses as it has elsewhere in the region.

"'Linux is very well accepted in China, India and Korea, and actually is quite strong in Japan. And Korea always goes into the most advanced technology before anyone else,' Denis Yip, director of the Asia-Pacific eServer iSeries unit, said at the company's iSeries Strategic Planning Conference in Queensland. 'These are the countries in the Asia-Pacific region where we see more Linux momentum...'"

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