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TechWeb: Major ISV Backing For Linux Boosts Enterprise User Interest

Mar 13, 1999, 12:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Charlotte Dunlap)

"At the LinuxWorld Expo here earlier this month, IBM Corp. revealed plans to support the open- source-code operating system with a team of four Linux software vendors by providing 24 x 7 customer support. The company also is porting DB2 to Linux, as well as its WebSphere application server."

"Linux is important to the enterprise because of its performance and reliability but most importantly because of its openness, said Shichiro Miyashita, staff planner, strategy and business development, Asia Pacific technical operations, IBM Japan Ltd., Yamato, Japan."

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