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PC World: Three Minutes With IBM's Linux Leader

Mar 13, 2007, 15:45 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Elizabeth Montalbano)

"IDGNS: Can you tell us how the internal Linux rollout at IBM is going?

"Handy: We first started talking about it maybe four years ago. What we learned was that it actually was going to be a problem for our support group, our help desk, to have a different set of software on the Linux side than they did on the Windows side. So it was very important to figure out that we needed to standardize on a single programming model for the two environments and Eclipse came out to be the most robust cross platform environment that we came up with. By rewriting Notes and SameTime I think we've achieved with the Open Client [desktop management software] exactly what we needed..."

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