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LinuxWorld.com.au: IBM won't release own Linux distribution

Mar 13, 2001, 05:58 (3 Talkback[s])
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"Although IBM is committed to developing Linux on all of its hardware platforms as well as providing solutions with the operating system, the company has no plans to release a distribution of its own. LinuxWorld.com.au spoke with Elmer Corbin, IBM's Linux Business Strategist, at the Linux Business Expo in Sydney...."

"Given that so much work is being done by IBM, including a long-term financial commitment to the operating system, are there any plans for IBM to release a Linux distribution of its own?"

"EC: We're happy with our distribution partners and don't have any plans as yet to release a Linux distribution of our own. There are many ways in which IBM contributes to Linux on the desktop through development of open source software."

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