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CNN/Money: Why You Should Keep an Eye on Linux

Aug 16, 2002, 01:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Eric Hellweg)

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"Tech giants are lining up with new products for this steadily growing market. Oracle announced that it is releasing its open-source-based Cluster File System, aimed at making its database software run better on Linux systems. Sun Microsystems also joined the party, unveiling its first general-purpose Linux server earlier this week.

"The Sun announcement 'is one of the most important things we're going to see this year,' IDC analyst Al Gillen says. 'Is it something IBM can't offer? Not really. But it will be perceived as being different enough that customers will look at it and consider it.'

"Companies such as Dell, HP, and IBM have long touted the benefits of Linux software and open-source programs. Just in time for the LinuxWorld convention, IBM announced a partnership with VA Software: VA's open-source project collaboration program, SourceForge, will run on IBM's DB2 and WebSphere products..."

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