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IT Management Linux News for Apr 23, 2001

  • IBM looks to outcool Sun (Apr 23, 2001, 16:30)
    "You might call it high-tech’s odd couple -- IBM’s white shirts, ties and pocket protectors paired with the ripped T-shirts of Birkenstock-wearing, free-software-loving Linux programmers. But IBM has embraced the open-source movement, and there’s evidence it’s more than just a mid-life crisis."

  • Enterprise Linux Today: New IBM Servers Spur on Pricing War with Sun (Apr 23, 2001, 00:56)
    IBM will take aim at Sun Microsystems Monday with the launch of two new midrange servers -- the deskside p620 and rack-mounted p660 -- as part of its overall strategy to catch up to Sun, which leads the U.S. in UNIX server market share. It also will open up things a bit in the UNIX market by introducing its AIX 5L, which is primed for Linux, in an effort to gain an edge over the closed systems of its competitors.