"Announces new products, open source contribution to
accelerate Linux development."
"IBM today announced a new thin client computer and voice
recognition software for Linux, as well as new contributions to
open source development. The announcements come on the heels of
IBM's decision two weeks ago to embrace Linux on all of its server
hardware product lines and to contribute more of its own software
and technology to the Linux development effort."
"With today's announcements, IBM Network Stations will enable
customers to create a highly configurable and customized Linux
environment, while enjoying the benefits of thin-client computing,
including fast and flexible application deployment and lower total
cost of ownership. In addition, ViaVoice technology voice-enables
Linux applications, making them much easier to use and more
functional. As a result, Linux will become more accessible to
companies that wish to deploy the open source software for
next-generation applications for cell phones, personal digital
assistants and web phones. Customers will also have an easier time
setting up Linux-based web sites using a new Linux version of
NetObjects TopPage. "Open standards are key to the next phase of
the e-business evolution," said Irving Wladawsky-Berger, IBM vice
president of technology and strategy, Enterprise Systems Group.
"Linux is moving into the computing mainstream at the same pace the
Internet did a few years ago and will fuel the growth of
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