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Computer Currents: Japan PC Makers Hop On Linux

Mar 25, 1999, 09:23 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Martyn Williams)

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"For Japanese users and supporters of the Linux operating system, it's been a good week. A string of announcements from major hardware makers has pushed Linux towards the big time, and headlines, in Japan."

"Among the announcements in the last week, Fujitsu Ltd. [TOKYO:6702] said it will begin selling servers based on Linux, IBM Japan and and NEC Corp. [TOKYO:6701] announced plans to begin offering Linux support services, and software vendors Trend Micro and JustSystem said they will enter the market."

"IBM Japan announced it will begin supporting RedHat and Turbo Linux distributions following the lead of its US parent. In addition to working on running Linux on its Netfinity PC servers, IntelliStation workstation, Thinkpad notebook PC, the company is also working on a release of its DB2 Universal Database for Linux."

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