"IBM, having embraced Linux, now is on a mission to convince
others that the operating system is worthy of real-world use.
"To further its cause, IBM put on display at the LinuxWorld
Conference and Expo here four big-name Linux customers--clothing
retailer L.L. Bean, digital animation studio Pixar, department
store chain Boscov's and financial services giant Salomon Smith
"'Linux readiness is far ahead of the world's perception of it,'
said Steve Solazzo, vice president of Linux operations at