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CBS Marketwatch: IBM gives more credence to Linux

Jan 10, 2000, 23:38 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Wladawski-Berger... will spearhead an effort to make the Linux operating system work with AIX, the company's main server operating system. The announcement gives Linux one of its largest endorsements to date."

"We want to make AIX as Linux-compatible as possible," Wladawski-Berger said. "It's one of the standards in the Internet world. Linux will make it possible to run applications with maximum portability."

"Wladawski-Berger says IBM plans to build what it calls a more "robust" version of Linux. He says the company will donate technologies, including programming code, to the Linux community. The aim is to enable Linux to run large business computers more reliably. To date, Linux hasn't been a major force in high-end computing, and it's been a central direction for few computer makers."

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