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LinuxNews.com: IBM: "Linux is Growing Up"

Nov 02, 2000, 21:05 (4 Talkback[s])
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"IBM believes that cementing plans for a deployment with one of Japan's largest retailers is a resounding affirmation of Big Blue's belief in Linux."

"Lawson, Inc., a Japanese convenience store chain, is one of the largest IBM Linux-based deployments to date. The Lawson deployment is scheduled for completion in March, 2001, and the rollout entails installing approximately 15,000 IBM eServer xSeries servers, all running Linux, in 7,600 stores."

"IBM believes this deployment is an enormous coup, not just for the company but for the Linux community. IBM Vice President of Linux Strategy Steve Sollazzo called the Lawson deployment the "largest single Linux commitment ever made, and while that's exciting to us from a revenue standpoint, it validates our belief that large customers around the world are beginning to embrace Linux at an accelerating pace, and beginning to do bet-your-business applications based on Linux."

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