"One of Linux' greatest strengths has always been the ability to
place the kernel and much of the attendant operating system on many
different platforms. Proponents of Linux will often point to this
capability as a selling point. Opponents will also point to the
same thing and argue that while in theory such capabilities are all
well and good, actually implementing software solutions for many
platforms is a detriment against developing for Linux.
"Today's announcement from IBM promises to completely negate
this argument, and move multi-platform development for Linux from
theoretical to practical..."