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InfoWorld: IBM to offer Netfinity on Linux

“Looking to provide customers with servers tuned to specific
functions in key Internet areas, IBM is gearing up its mainstay
servers specifically for Web hosting.”

“IBM later this month plans to deliver a new member in its
Netfinity line of low-cost Intel-based servers, running Linux,
targeted at Internet service providers and application service
providers (ASPs). And last week the company delivered its first
application-specific AS/400 servers, specially tailored to run
Lotus Domino-only applications. “

“This server will suit the needs of ISPs and ASPs clamoring for
low-cost servers so they can offer inexpensive services to small
and midsize businesses — as well as to departments within
enterprises — as they enter the Internet-commerce field, IBM
officials said.”

“By offering most major versions of Linux on the new Netfinity,
IBM may satisfy ISP demand for the OS more competitively than its
rivals, one analyst said.”


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