ZDNN: IBM falls hard for Linux

“Big Blue is expected to announce support of Linux on its
Intel-based Netfinity line of servers.

“Among the major server vendors, IBM is emerging with a clear
story of end-to-end support for Linux that can’t help but give the
operating system a boost in the eyes of corporate information
technology managers.

“Tuesday, IBM is expected to announce it will support Linux on
its Intel-based Netfinity line of servers, offering certification
to distributors that Red Hat, Caldera, SuSE and TurboLinux run on
its servers

“IBM is doing more than the other major vendors. It’s shown
a lot of nimbleness at picking up on hot new technologies,” said
John Ousterhout,
chief executive officer of Scriptics…”