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CRN: IBM, Red Hat Deal To Be Final Thursday

“IBM Corp. will officially announce on Thursday an alliance with
Red Hat Software Inc. that will optimize Red Hat’s version of Linux
to run on IBM hardware including Netfinities, Intellistations and
ThinkPads.”

The deal also calls for joint marketing of Official Red Hat
Linux into the IBM reseller channel on those systems, according to
a draft of Thursday’s press release reviewed by CRN.”

“industry sources said that IBM has been intent on offering the
same support for Linux that it does other operating systems from
Windows NT to Novell NDS to OS/2.”

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