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Aug 06, 2003, 17:00 (30 Talkback[s])
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"IBM is making a lot of noise at the LinuxWorld trade show in San Francisco this week. The computer giant is announcing new customers using the Linux operating system, a cheaper alternative to traditional operating systems like UNIX and Microsoft's Windows. IBM will also announce new Linux products, new Linux reseller programs, and an expansion of IBM's Linux services practice to include 3,000 certified Linux techies, a ten-fold gain from two years ago.

"In other words: We know you've heard about that lawsuit filed by The SCO Group out in Utah. But we're not worried--see?--and neither should you be...

"But there's one thing IBM won't announce this week, and that is a promise to indemnify its Linux customers against possible SCO claims..."

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