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SJ Mercury/AP: IBM to sell laptops with Linux OS

Jun 12, 2000, 02:55 (7 Talkback[s])

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"International Business Machines Corp. was set to announce Monday that some of its popular Thinkpad laptop computers will be available with Linux, the upstart operating system that enthusiasts see as an alternative to Microsoft's Windows."

"The laptops are aimed at computer professionals and scientists, two groups that have embraced Linux, said Irving Wladawsky-Berger, the head of IBM's Linux group...."

"Thinkpads running Caldera Systems Inc.'s OpenLinux 2.4 will be available in the third quarter, IBM said."

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