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Information Week: IBM To Offer Linux On ThinkPads

Sep 16, 1999, 16:52 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Larry Greenemeier)

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"IBM consummated today what it hopes will be a long and happy marriage between its ThinkPad line of mobile computers and the Linux operating system. IBM's ThinkPad 600E becomes the first mobile computer certified by Red Hat Software Inc. to run its Red Hat Linux 6.0 operating system."

"By the end of the year, IBM plans to announce compatibility with additional Linux distributors, including Caldera Systems, TurboLinux, and SuSe, to run on a wider spectrum of ThinkPad models, according to Tim Eades, customer segment marketing manager for the worldwide ThinkPad brand."

"Eades says Red Hat was the first Linux company chosen for compatibility with ThinkPads brand because Red Hat was the first Linux company to approach IBM about such a relationship..."

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