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)
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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..."
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..."