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ZDNet/Reuters: IBM mainframe comes Linux-ready

May 17, 2000, 18:38 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Nicole Volpe)

"IBM Corp. said on Wednesday it would offer software and services around Linux for its S/390 mainframe computer, the most sophisticated machine to run the alternative operating system to date."

"The move was the latest in IBM's strategy to make all of its major computer product lines Linux-ready, brings together ponytailed "open-source" programmers, who share and publish new software developments, and the buttoned-down corporate world of jealously guarded mainframe technology...."

"Linux on mainframes is not going to take the world by storm," said Floyer. "But it is becoming the de facto standard for Internet communication. You need a single view of data across corporations and between organizations so they can talk to each other to do business-to-business (transactions)."

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