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ZDNet Australia: Start-up Beats IBM for Linux Software

Jan 06, 2003, 19:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)


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"A revamped version of key disk drive management software in Linux will be based on a project from a start-up, spurring a retreat by IBM programmers who had been working on competing software.

"Sistina Software's LVM 2.0 will be included in the coming 2.6 version of the Linux kernel, while IBM's programmers working on competing software have refocused their work on volume management administration tools.

"IBM has pumped billions of dollars into its Linux development efforts and has had success in areas such as getting Linux to work better on high-end machines with numerous processors. But Big Blue's clout and the 200 or so programmers in its Linux Technology Center don't guarantee the company victory over smaller rivals..."

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