"Dr. Irving Wladawsky-Berger talked recently about Linux, Java,
security, and other hot high-tech topics with TechWeb News editor
Barbara Darrow. Dr. Wladawsky-Berger is vice president of
Technology and Strategy for IBM Enterprise Systems."
"Q: Microsoft has spent so much money
convincing people that Win 2000 is enterprise ready. But all we
hear about is Linux. Has Windows lost its steam?
A: Windows has its place but Linux is
definitely a huge story -- and a new story. I also talk to
customers a lot about OS/390 and the next release of AIX, AIX 5L.
That and Windows 2000 is more business as usual, the next releases
of proprietary OSes."
"Q:Do you see Linux as a net loss to
A:We've come way beyond that ... We have
an integrated Unix strategy based on Linux and AIX, and use Linux
wherever Linux is appropriate and AIX wherever that is
appropriate. ... With Linux 2.4, we'll be able to support four
way really well and start pushing into eight way. ... Where Linux
is really good is lots and lots of Internet applications, Web
servers, distributed functions in the networks, service provider
applications. ... Linux does really well in supercomputing because
many of those applications scale by putting a switch in place and
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