" IBM today announced new e-infrastructure software for Linux.
The announcement is IBM's latest initiative to support Linux
throughout its portfolio of e-business software, servers and
services and gives IBM the broadest database Linux support in the
industry, from handheld devices to the mainframe...."
"By deploying DB2 and WebSphere on Linux, developers can benefit
from increased productivity by taking advantage of a write-once
development code. For example, a customer deploying DB2 for Linux
on an Intel-based server such as eServer xSeries can easily upgrade
to a zSeries server without the need to develop new Linux code to
support the upgrade. With support for the zSeries and S/390
servers, customers benefit from the unmatched reliability and
scalability of DB2 and WebSphere and can benefit from reduced costs
by consolidating multiple Linux servers onto one server
"The new product offerings for DB2 Universal Database for Linux
will be generally available on December 15, 2000. The new product
offerings for WebSphere for Linux on Intel will be generally
available December 22, 2000 and WebSphere for the zSeries servers
will be generally available on January 26, 2001."