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Washington Post/AP: IBM Gives a Nod to Linux

Jan 10, 2000, 19:24 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bruce Meyerson)

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"IBM today announced that all of its powerful network computers will be able to run on the Linux operating system, embracing the fast-growing rival to other Unix formats and Microsoft's Windows as the best platform for Internet commerce."

"The leading manufacturer of computer servers said all four of its product lines will now be compatible with Linux, a Unix-based operating system that has grown hugely popular among independent software developers since its Finnish creator started giving it away for free."

"Coming from IBM, the announcement essentially finalizes the mainstreaming of Linux - elevating it from the ranks of grass-root upstart to the same playing field as the Solaris system that Sun Microsystems sells with its Unix servers, the Windows NT system, and AIX, which is IBM's version of the Unix platform."

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