Australian IT: IBM gives Linux a leg-up

“With the appointment last week of one of its top Internet
executives to head a new Linux team at headquarters level, the
company is signalling a new level of commitment to the open source

“Although Linux is growing from a small base, US researcher
International Data Corporation predicts computer shipments based on
the operating system will grow 25 per cent annually from this year
until 2003 — more than double the expected growth of other
workstation and server systems…”

“IBM Australia systems division operations manager Simon Chapple
says the company has already tried to make its existing Unix
flavour, AIX, more Linux-friendly”

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