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SRO: IBM To Update Its Unix Strategy

IBM will use next Monday’s announcement of two new RS/6000
servers targeted at service providers to provide an update on its
Unix and Linux strategies…

“IBM plans to make both AIX and Monterey 64 Linux-compatible, as
company officials have promised. It will do this through a
so-called “Linux Application Execution Environment”–a collection
of application programming interfaces and application binary
interfaces that IBM is expected to release as open
source–according to sources close to the company…”

“IBM’s Linux compatibility announcement will cap a number of
Linux-related moves the company has made of late, including the
porting of core applications and middleware, including Tivoli and
Domino, to Linux; and the provision of Linux service and support
through IBM Global Services.”

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