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CNET News.com: SGI gives Linux a helping hand

May 19, 1999, 20:48 (14 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

"SGI is set to release another component of its operating system software to open source developers, a step that should make it easier to restore Linux-based computers after a disaster.

"Tomorrow at Linux Expo in North Carolina, SGI will announce that it will freely license its XFS "journaling" file system technology, a core component of its Irix operating system, as open source software. Effectively, this means developers will be able to incorporate XFS into their own variants of Linux.

"For SGI, the move is intended to promote affinities between the Linux community and its own products."

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