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CNET News.com: Linux seller [SuSE] scores distribution deal with IBM

Aug 17, 2000, 20:04 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

"IBM will ship a CD with SuSE's version of Linux with each of several Intel server models Big Blue sells in Europe, the companies said. SuSE, one of the four major companies selling Linux, estimates the distribution deal will give 20,000 customers the opportunity to try out SuSE. The agreement also permits IBM to sell its Netfinity servers with SuSE preinstalled, the companies said this week at the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo in San Jose, Calif."\

"The version of SuSE used in the distribution deal is set up so that people can boot from the CD and try out Linux. They also can install Linux from the CD."

"SuSE has versions of Linux that run on three of IBM's four major server lines: Intel-based Netfinity, Power-based RS/6000 and mainframe S/390. The company markets chiefly in German-speaking countries and is planning an initial public offering."

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