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IT-Analysis: IBM's Linux Push

May 28, 2004, 18:15 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Robin Bloor)

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"IBM was the first major IT vendor to back Linux, surprising the world in 2000 by announcing a $1 billion investment in Linux. By the beginning of 2002, IBM's Bill Zeitler, head of the IBM server group was claiming to have recouped most of that investment 'In sales of software and systems.'

"Since then IBM has made the transformation to become a Linux company, (in so far as any vendor can). All but two of IBM's cross platform software products now run on Linux--and the remaining two will be available on Linux within the next 6 months..."

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