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ZDNet UK: IBM reveals Linux options

Mar 12, 1999, 12:05 (4 Talkback[s])
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"IBM has revealed more details of its Linux initiatives, although last year's suggestion that it would give away Linux versions of some applications has been quietly dropped. IBM executives said that as it is now a mainstream platform, versions of its software for Linux would be priced on a par with NT versions."

"IBM currently plans to work only with the four major commercial distributions of Linux -- from Caldera, Pacific Hitech, RedHat and SuSE..."

"Prial said his first priority was to get all of IBM's server-side programming infrastructure ported, including the WebSphere application server and the DB2 database..."

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