Linux looms on mainframe

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Linux stays on the radar screen

The open-source operating system continues to have an impact and influence on large industry players' future plans.

IBM

  • Announced $1 billion Linux investment in December 2000
  • Pushing native Linux versions on mainframes, potentially increasing sales
  • Bundling IBM middleware products with Linux OSes from Red Hat and others
  • Sun Microsystems

  • "Embracing" Linux to make Solaris interoperate with Linux; not planning to sell hardware with Linux
  • Caldera

  • Will launch new company with SCO at LinuxWorld, focusing on systems management with its Volution software
  • Exploring use of Linux on midrange servers, including those with Intel's forthcoming IA-64 chip
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