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SRO: All OSes Are Created Equal

Sep 20, 1999, 20:24 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mary Jo Foley, Deborah Gage)

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"IBM, which took the pulpit to sell itself as an OS-agnostic company when it endorsed Java, is now going one giant step further. With its soon-to-be-announced "client-stack" embedded OS strategy and developerWorks portal, it will attempt to win support for its "all operating systems are equal" religion."

"Gone are the proprietary schemes like System Application Architecture and other efforts to sell solutions based on any OS-as long as it comes from IBM. Now, the company is giving as much development, marketing and support time to NT, Linux, Solaris and third-party real-time operating systems as it dedicates to OS/390 and OS/400."

"Need proof? IBM is shipping 500 IBM developers from all divisions of the company to Austin, Texas, next week for an internal Linux Technology Summit- complete with keynote speeches from Linux luminaries like Linux International executive director Jon "MadDog" Hall."

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