ComputerWorld: IBM has big plans for Linux

“Under the new effort, IBM — which first announced plans to
support Linux nearly two years ago — will focus on improving the
user interface and interoperability of Linux with other operating
environments supported by IBM, such as its AIX version of Unix,
OS/400 and Windows NT.”

“The company will set up a 200-person Linux development team
with centers in India and the U.S….”

The goal is to make Linux more palatable to companies
attracted by the growing popularity of the operating system but
leery of its open-source roots
, analysts said.”