IT-Director: Linux makes gains in Japan

“There’s a rush of Linux activity in Japan as major computer
companies embrace the system. Some solid guarantees are on offer,
so this doesn’t look like mere tokenism. Generally, the target
areas are traditional Linux stamping grounds such as Internet
related services.”

Hitachi is leading the way with Linux PC servers based on
the Japanese language version of the Red Hat distribution. But it
isn’t just a box with a CD or two, Hitachi are offering a service
that provides installation of all the software.
The service
covers not only the Linux system, but also software needed to suit
their business needs. The software installation can be completed
before the box is delivered….”