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Enterprise Linux Today: Seek and ye shall find: the Epiphany of IBM

Oct 10, 2000, 22:17 (7 Talkback[s])
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"But beneath the rebranding exercise, there is also a fundamental consolidation of Big Blue's server technologies going on. This, believe analysts, could point to a more strategic repositioning of IBM as part of its battle with the likes of Sun Microsystems, Hewlett Packard and Compaq on the hardware front, and Microsoft on the operating system side."

"Industry watchers are also suggesting that, in some senses, the move marks a return to IBM's yesteryear ethos of providing customers with a one-stop shop that can cover all their needs - but this time, with an ecommerce twist...."

"IBM is also enthusiastically endorsing Linux as part of the initiative, in a move presumably intended to dent the ecommerce ambitions of Bill Gates and Microsoft by encouraging the spread of open Unix."

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