"Hewlett-Packard Co. and IBM both pledged last week to support
Linux applications on additional variants of Unix, so that Linux
binaries could become an almost universal format for deploying
applications. That will give users more applications to choose from
- while sticking with their trusted, data-center-ready Unix
"However, it could also spell danger for the very vendors
that are offering the support, facilitating a wholesale migration
away from their proprietary Unix versions toward Linux,
"HP pledged support for Linux binaries in the IA-64 version of
HP-UX and IBM in Dynix/ptx. Earlier this month, IBM promised Linux
support in the upcoming AIX 5L as well. Most Linux applications can
also now be recompiled relatively easily to run on other processor
architectures - including IBM's S/390 mainframes."
"It's the best of both worlds," said Mike Prince, vice president
and CIO at Burlington Coat Factory Warehouse Corp. in Burlington,
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