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NY Times: I.B.M. to Use Linux System in Internet

Jan 10, 2000, 07:09 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steve Lohr)

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"IBM, the standard-bearer of mainstream corporate computing, plans to announce Monday that it is placing a big bet on Linux, a symbol of software's counterculture, as the operating system of the future for the Internet."

"The Linux campaign at the International Business Machines Corp. will include substantial financial investment, an aggressive marketing campaign and a reorganization. A high-profile IBM executive, Irving Wladawsky-Berger, former general manager of the Internet division, is being placed in charge of the company's software development for Linux, a version of the Unix operating system available free on the Internet...."

"In an interview, Palmisano called the Linux move "a long-term play, not something that will have a financial impact on the company in the next quarter or two."

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