Computerworld: Vendors Rally Behind Linux

Thanks to Skip Collins
for this link.

“Judging by the vendor exhibits and announcements planned for
the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo this week in San Jose, Calif.,
Linux has joined the other Unix versions as a bona fide commercial
enterprise operating system.”

“Eager to kick off the pro-Linux posturing, Hewlett-Packard Co.
announced a companywide initiative last week. HP will work with the
open-source Linux development community to port Linux to the
PA-RISC chip. HP also will provide tools for Linux as a development
platform and Linux training and online support.”

“Analysts said they expect IBM to announce sweeping support and
bundling agreements with several Linux vendors. IBM also could
announce its Linux-related plans for the company’s WebSphere
application server.”


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