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Techweb: IBM Readies Small Business Apps For Linux

Nov 06, 2000, 21:42 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Antone Gonsalves)

"IBM Corp. plans to start shipping a bundle of small-business software for Linux next week that can run on the company's recently announced sub-$1,000 servers."

"The IBM Small Business Suite for Linux includes the standard edition of the WebSphere application server, the workgroup edition of the DB2 Universal Database, and the Lotus Domino R5 groupware server."

"The bundle costs $499, plus $90 per user."

"Industry analyst Stacey Quandt of Giga Information Group, Cambridge, Mass., said IBM is using the new bundle to seed the market."

"IBM is creating this bundle in order to facilitate the adoption of enterprise-class applications by small businesses on Linux," Quandt said."

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