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CNET News: IBM: Linux is the 'Logical Successor'

Jan 29, 2003, 17:00 (4 Talkback[s])
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"The day is approaching when Linux will likely replace IBM's version of Unix, the company's top software executive said, an indication that the upstart operating system's stature is rising within Big Blue.

"While IBM doesn't expect Linux to replace its own AIX version of Unix any time soon, Big Blue is pushing the open-source OS in the that direction, Steve Mills, senior vice president of IBM's Software Group, told CNET at last week's LinuxWorld trade show.

"Asked whether IBM's eventual goal is to replace AIX with Linux, Mills responded, 'It's fairly obvious we're fine with that idea...It's the logical successor...'"

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