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ZDNN: IBM turns true Blue for Linux

Jun 01, 1999, 16:44 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Charles Babcock)

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"Big Blue isn't just courting Linux, it's looking to get married."

"In forging an alliance last week with Pacific HiTech, IBM signaled it is putting its big blue arms around Linux rather than just making a series of baby steps toward it. And IBM's conversion into a leader of the Linux movement may just be starting.

"The key element of the Pacific HiTech deal: bundling IBM's (NYSE:IBM) powerful DB2 database system with TurboLinux, a version of the open source code operating system that excels in connecting host computers with Windows computers. The combination will be available later this year..."

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