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CNET News.com: IBM boosts Linux with strategy shift

“IBM will begin selling its Intel-based servers preloaded with a
choice of three different versions of Linux, the company and its
Linux partners will announce Monday.”

“IBM’s Netfinity servers will be sold with Linux operating
systems from Caldera Systems, TurboLinux or Red Hat, said Jay
Bretzmann, manager of strategy for Netfinity.”

“The move is part of IBM’s effort to increase the use of Linux
across its already broad server line, an effort that has helped to
legitimize Linux. IBM is banking heavily on Linux, using it
from its low-end Intel servers on up to its multi-million-dollar
S/390 mainframes.


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