"IBM on Wednesday is expected to debut a component of its
e-commerce WebSphere server that runs on Linux, continuing its
effort to bring the operating system to more of its larger server
"Using WebSphere Commerce Suite Start 4.1 running on Linux,
businesses can buy and sell products, build catalogs, and run
customer loyalty and relationship management programs. The
software is targeted at companies looking to establish
business-to-business and business-to-consumer operations."
"We're initially providing the WebSphere Commerce Suite Start on
Red Hat's distribution of Linux, which is now available, then
(following) up with support for Caldera, SuSE and Turbolinux" by
the end of January 2001, said Ed Kilroy, general manager of IBM's
e-commerce software group."