"Irving Wiadawsky-Berger has a near evangelistic take on Linux,
which normally wouldn't be unusual, considering the growing
popularity of the free, operating-system software. However, Mr.
Wiadawsky-Berger is technology and strategy vice president in IBM
(NYSE: IBM)'s enterprise systems group."
"He believes the Linux operating system, currently popular for
running Web servers, will widely be adopted over the next few years
to run other types of servers and a variety of gizmos and
"That view sounds odd coming from the mouth of a high-ranking
official in IBM's high-end computing division. The enterprise
systems group has long profited from selling a variety of
proprietary hardware and operating systems."
"'Linux is designed by the most brilliant people in the
world and it can run on anybody's platform,' he says, sounding
unlike a representative of a company that has been promoting
obscure operating systems such as the AIX version of Unix and OS
390. He says the market for new sales of Linux hardware,
applications, and services will make up for any revenue shortfall
as customers turn away from these operating systems."
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