"IBM Korea plans to establish a Linux support center for
domestic developers in the first half of next year and have all of
its server computers accommodate the alternative operating system
"The company yesterday announced the plan seen as a bid to rev
up the open-source OS to compete with Sun Microsystem's Solaris OS,
whose dominant position in the server market and Internet data
centers is becoming threatened by its rivals."
"Linux is the fastest growing standard OS for e-business and the
Internet," said Michael G. Harmon, IBM Korea managing director.
"IBM has been steadily expanding its list of Linux offerings with a
strong commitment to promoting it in enterprise computers."