PC Industry Watch: IBM and Linux

  • Posted: 25 May 2002 07:22 PM

    IBM has launched a major Linux initiative . The company recently released its first Linux-only mainframe and continues to evangelize the Open Source operating system in the enterprise market. The IBM Linux Web site also has in-depth information about Linux and IBM’s PowerPC processor .

         
  • Posted: 25 May 2002 07:53 PM #1

    IBM and Sherwin-Williams are teaming up to deploy Linux at the paint maker’s 2500 retail stores. It’s the first major delployment of Linux in a retail envronment.

         
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    Posted: 25 May 2002 10:49 PM #2

    I unfortunately noted that it is replacing a Unix system, and not a Windows one.  That said, I would rather they make the switch to Linux than to Windows, so I still count it a victory.

    I bet that other retailers are going to be watching Sherwin-Williams’ effort on this.  grin

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