ZDNet: Closing the Linux credibility gap

If the Penguistas entertain serious hopes of carrying out
their revolution, they’ll most certainly need the embrace of the
most establishment computer maker of them all….

“With painful memories of what happened to OS/2 still lingering
in its collective memory, IBM wants to avoid falling into the
position where rivals can apply technology choke points. Indeed,
officials are quite frank about taking necessary steps to prevent
the likes of Microsoft and Sun from exploiting their respective
proprietary technologies to IBM’s detriment.”

“Enter Linux.”

“In recent months, IBM has pledged to add Linux to its S390 and
RS6000 server lines. Along with Oracle, Sybase and Informix, IBM
also moved to port its DB2 database software, Lotus Domino, the
WebSphere Commerce suite and its MQ Series over to Linux.”

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