Compaq yesterday affirmed its affinities with Linux by
announcing a handful of new programs including a "Tru64 Affinity
Program" that aims to provide application and management
compatibility between machines running in a mixed Tru64/Linux
environment, and by making its "single system image" technology
(SSI) available to Linux under a "GPL-like" license.
In a press conference yesterday, the company also chided IBM by
saying Compaq has been involved with Linux for ten years while
"other companies might be spending their time ... painting penguins
on sidewalks or paying fines for painting penguins on
Initiatives and programs the company announced yesterday
the Tru64 affinity program, which the company says will provide
application compatibility between Tru64 Unix and Linux.
creating a Linux accreditation program in conjunction with Red
Hat and Sair, with plans to include the Linux Professional
Institute (LPI) in the future.