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TechWeb: IBM To Offer Linux On Three Platforms

Feb 03, 2000, 17:25 (1 Talkback[s])
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"A senior IBM official on Wednesday offered a glimpse of the company's long-term Linux strategy as the company announced it will extend factory installation of the upstart operating system to include its thin clients, servers, and notebooks."

"Speaking at LinuxWorld in New York, Irving Wladawsky-Berger, the head of IBM's recently created Linuxgroup, said IBM envisions a computing world unified by Linux at various points in the IT chain."

"We see Linux playing a big role in furthering the development and portability of applications across all platforms," Wladawsky-Berger said, adding that Linux represents "a huge strategic play for the IT industry and IBM, in particular."

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