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Two on IBM Zipping Up a New Linux Deal

Jun 27, 2002, 20:30 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland, Martin J. Garvey)

CNET News: IBM Zips up Linux Deal

"YKK, the largest maker of zippers, will use a Linux-only IBM server to run an Internet site to let customers track orders, the companies will announce Thursday.

"YKK America will use an iSeries server, a special-purpose machine typically sold in conjunction with software, to run a Web site where customers can place and check orders and monitor inventory. The company will use IBM's Linux-only iSeries product, the lower-end i820 that can accommodate one to four processors and can run as many as 15 instances of Linux simultaneously..."

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InformationWeek: Choosing Linux Over Older Systems

" Sarah Carnell, operations director at YKK, says she chose Linux over IBM's OS/400 operating system, which, while robust, wasn't as flexible in terms of upgrades or as easy-to-use as Linux for general business people..."

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