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September 17, 2013
by sjvn01
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IBM and Linux: The next billion dollars

On September 17, IBM will announce at LinuxCon 2013 that it will invest $1 billion in new Linux and open-source technologies for its Power Systems servers. This announcement comes 12 years after IBM famously announced that it was backing the … Continue reading

September 7, 2011
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Mainframe Ubuntu Linux?

When you think of “Ubuntu Linux,” you probably think of the community Linux distribution and the Linux desktop. That’s great, but Canonical, Ubuntu’s parent company, also wants you to think of Ubuntu as a server and cloud operating system platform. … Continue reading

December 8, 2000
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IBM brings DB2 and WebSphere to mainframe Linux

IBM’s using Linux to deliver e-business on mainframes; may prove to be competition for Sun. Yesterday, IBM took a bite out of Sun by replacing Scandinavia’s biggest telecomm and ISP Telia’s Sun Web-hosting servers with a single IBM mainframe S/390 … Continue reading