IBM alters Linux strategy
Posted on: 04/22/2000 01:31 AM

IBM and Linux, a match made in heaven. IBM has really decided to push Linux on their servers. It has decided to preload its intel-based servers with a choice of three different Linux distributions: Caldera Open Linux, TurboLinux, or RedHat.
The move is part of IBM's effort to increase the use of Linux across its already broad server line, an effort that has helped to legitimize Linux. IBM is banking heavily on Linux, using it from its low-end Intel servers on up to its multi-million dollar S/390 mainframes.
Now for some always impressive numbers...
Currently, about 8 percent to 10 percent of IBM's servers ship with Linux... That number should increase to as much as 20 percent in the longer term... However, because Linux usually is loaded on lower-end servers, it accounts for a smaller fraction of revenues.
IBM is realizing what Linux really brings to the table... You can check out the rest of the article over at

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