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InfoWorld: IBM will 'wait and see' on desktop Linux

Mar 19, 1999, 09:38 (13 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mary Lisbeth D'Amico)

"IBM executives on Friday reiterated their support for the Linux operating system in the server market, but said the company is taking a "wait-and-see" attitude when it comes to pushing Linux-based desktop applications."

"The limiting factor for Linux breaking into desktop area right now is simply the lack of available applications written for the operating system, Occleshaw said."

"'No one runs large, million-hits-per-day Web sites on Linux,' Occleshaw said, adding that IBM would still recommend its AIX Unix-based server to customers that wanted to run large, serious enterprise applications."

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