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InfoWorld: IBM to embrace Linux on its server hardware

“At the LinuxWorld show, in San Jose, Calif. in March, IBM will
announce it will bundle Linux with its lower-end RS/6000 servers
and workstations as well as with its Intel-based line of Netfinity
servers, along side the native operating systems for those
platforms.”

“The company will also announce plans to port Linux over to the
PowerPC chip, which now powers the company’s RS/6000 servers and
AS/400 line of servers.”

“The decision to push a strategy to sell Linux across multiple
server platforms has to do, in part, with better establishing IBM
in a variety of strategic markets in which currently it lacks a
meaningful presence, sources said.”


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