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IBM expects Linux to make money

Jun 12, 2009, 14:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dana Blankenhorn)

"Sutor's latest promotion gave him not only corporate responsibility for Linux but profit responsibility also.

""If it's IBM software, and if it runs on Linux, I care about it, and from a software company perspective, we want to sell more of it," he told Zemlin, and much of the discussion involved IBM's search for Linux profits.

"Sutor described Linux as a secret sauce that lets it sell complete systems which may include Tivoli management, Rational tools, Websphere web servers, and IBM hardware. He said IBM currently has over 500 software products running on Linux and over 30,000 Linux desktops.

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