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CNET News.com: IBM boosts Linux on servers

Jan 10, 2000, 22:16 (0 Talkback[s])
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"IBM's increasing fondness for Linux raises the prospect that its vast services business could encroach on the turf of smaller Linux companies."

"Big Blue today beefed up its plans to embrace Linux on all four of its server designs, improving how well Linux and IBM's AIX operating system work together and contributing more of IBM's own software to the collective Linux development effort."

"Despite IBM's sensitivity toward Linux companies, the company acknowledges it will compete with smaller players such as Red Hat and Linuxcare, both of which want to make money by charging for services such as installing, supporting, or tuning Linux systems."

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