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Voila/AFP: Linux takes on Microsoft in new battle

Jun 22, 2000, 07:39 (3 Talkback[s])

"Just days after US Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson delivered his order for Microsoft to be split into two separate companies earlier this month, US computer giant IBM moved to give a boost to Microsoft's key rival."

"In a move allowing it to diversify on operating systems, IBM said it will be installing software of competing manufacturer Linux on its ThinkPad notebook computers."

"IBM will also use Linux operating systems on a number of IBM Internet servers, including the all-powerful RS/6000, the company said in a statement that caught the attention of Wall Street."

"As many as 90,000 IBM distributors will be trained in Linux technology "to support development of Linux applications," IBM said, making the announcement on June 12."

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