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Computerworld: Vendors Rally Behind Linux

Mar 01, 1999, 14:59 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Orenstein)

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"Judging by the vendor exhibits and announcements planned for the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo this week in San Jose, Calif., Linux has joined the other Unix versions as a bona fide commercial enterprise operating system."

"Eager to kick off the pro-Linux posturing, Hewlett-Packard Co. announced a companywide initiative last week. HP will work with the open-source Linux development community to port Linux to the PA-RISC chip. HP also will provide tools for Linux as a development platform and Linux training and online support."

"Analysts said they expect IBM to announce sweeping support and bundling agreements with several Linux vendors. IBM also could announce its Linux-related plans for the company's WebSphere application server."

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