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ITWorld: Linux Takes Confidence Says RS/6000 Supporter

Sep 16, 2002, 11:00 (8 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andrea Malcolm)

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"Implementing Linux demands more confidence than many users yet have in the open-source operating system, says an Auckland company that specializes in support for IBM Corp.'s RS/6000 machines.

"Paul Tomlinson, of eight-month-old Spectrum Consulting Ltd., says despite IBM's backing of the operating system, large-scale projects based on Linux are not common.

"'Linux is still in a growth phase and is very good, but companies want the reliability that you get when the software is written specifically for the hardware. That's why the RS/6000 is so stable. All the parts and device drivers have been certified by IBM...'"

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