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ZDNet: IBM Takes Another Step Into Linux

Feb 25, 1999, 15:17 (2 Talkback[s])
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"The move represents yet another commitment by IBM to Linux, which increasingly appears to be the company's No. 1 strategy for combating Microsoft in the departmental server arena. It also has raised the profile of the open-source OS among resellers and their customers, which have hesitated when it comes to Linux-based solutions because until now there has not been any big-vendor backing.

WebSphere is IBM's object-based application server for deploying and managing CORBA and Enterprise JavaBean applications. The company has rolled it out on NT, Solaris, AIX, OS/400 and OS/390 so far. Linux is the next platform. "

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