Washington Post/AP: IBM Gives a Nod to Linux

“IBM today announced that all of its powerful network computers
will be able to run on the Linux operating system, embracing the
fast-growing rival to other Unix formats and Microsoft’s Windows as
the best platform for Internet commerce.”

“The leading manufacturer of computer servers said all four of
its product lines will now be compatible with Linux, a Unix-based
operating system that has grown hugely popular among independent
software developers since its Finnish creator started giving it
away for free.”

Coming from IBM, the announcement essentially finalizes the
mainstreaming of Linux – elevating it from the ranks of grass-root
upstart to the same playing field as the Solaris system that Sun
Microsystems sells with its Unix servers, the Windows NT system,
and AIX, which is IBM’s version of the Unix platform.

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