"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
"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
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