"IBM, the world's largest computer company, said it has
developed a breakthrough technology that allows its computers to
run e-business software written for the free Linux operating
system, a growing competitor to Microsoft's Windows operating
systems, without actually using the system...."
"IBM's technology would allow large companies using IBM's
AIX operating system to take advantage of a growing number of Linux
based e-business applications without having to install Linux.
The software will be tested by a select group of customers later
this year before commercial introduction in early 2001...."
"Right now, scalability is an issue with Linux. But by running
Linux applications on AIX, our customers can run those business
applications without worrying about the weaknesses in Linux," Mr
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