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TechWeb: Linux Bulks Up For High End

Jun 21, 2000, 13:17 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Lenny Liebmann)

"Linux first infiltrated the enterprise world as an Internet workhorse, offering a reliable platform for infrastructure needs such as Web and DNS servers. Then commercial applications appeared, and Linux proved itself as a viable Unix alternative."

"Now, Linux is bulking up, showing signs of becoming a viable high-end computing platform that combines mainframe-quality performance with a breadth of application support and Net-friendliness that no conventional legacy platform can match."

"The most dramatic example of Linux's move up the enterprise food chain is the debut earlier this year of Linux for IBM's (stock: IBM) System 390 mainframes. With IBM's blessing and support, corporate IT departments can now run Linux apps on their big iron, using the available mainframe processing cycles even more cost-efficiently to meet the company's e-business requirements."

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