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ARNnet: Red Flag Linux May be Next on IBM's Agenda

Sep 25, 2006, 14:15 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by James Niccolai)

"The next Linux distribution that IBM throws its weight behind is likely to be China's Red Flag Linux, suggesting that for businesses elsewhere in the world the Linux market will remain a two-horse race for the time being.

"IBM wants to give its customers as much choice with Linux as it can, but the cost of porting and testing applications for more than the two leading distributions--from Red Hat Inc. and Novell Inc.--makes it impractical to widely support a third option, said Adam Jollans, IBM's worldwide marketing and strategy manager for open source..."

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