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LinuxNews.com: Fujitsu Says Customers Impetus Behind Linux Switch

Nov 14, 2000, 17:48 (0 Talkback[s])

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"Fujitsu Public Relations representative Scott Ikeda explained a recent CNET article referring to Fujitsu's plans to "stop making new versions of IBM-compatible servers" and shift production lines "to focus on the manufacturing of computer servers using open operating systems, such as Linux and Unix."

"By focusing on the new platform where the customer's requirements are, Fujitsu will strive to expand its server business," Ikeda said. "Different customers have different requirements, and by providing a range of different products and operating environments, we can meet these diverse requirements."

"The article refers to the decision involving our U.S.-based subsidiary, Amdahl, which will stop marketing new generations of IBM plug compatible mainframe servers and instead shift its focus to open systems servers including high-end UNIX and Intel-based servers," Ikeda explained. "As far as operating systems go, this will encompass SOLARIS for UNIX, Windows and also Linux."

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