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AIX is not just for IBM users anymore

Mar 17, 1999, 08:01 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Marc Songini)

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"IBM to license its Unix variant to other hardware makers"

Here's what Rajiv Samant of IBM's AIX division thinks of Linux. Not a very posivite attitude.

"IBM has announced support for Linux in its Netfinity server line. Where do you see Linux going?

Some customers for some reason do value open source code. The key question is whether open source will have a broader appeal than just for those customers technically proficient enough to deal with configuring their own operating system.

My gut feeling is it's a small segment of the market, but time will tell. The other question involves independent software vendors. Most ISVs don't necessarily benefit by supporting yet another platform."

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