IBM announces what it calls the biggest Linux deal ever. Big Blue will outfit a Japanese convenience chain with 15,000 IBM servers running Red Hat Linux.
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Compaq, Corel, IBM, and various Linux vendors are expected to unveil at Comdex/Fall '00 a group aimed at furthering the penetration of the KDE Linux desktop.
Three hundred IBM employees from around the globe gather in Texas to celebrate all things open-source.
IBM’s S/390 is gaining ground with e-commerce customers, and Big Blue credits Linux with helping to breathe new life into the mainframe 'dinosaur.'
Transmeta's not the only chip maker with code-morphing software. IBM Research is developing its own way to ensure VLIW chip compatability.
IBM is poised to give its midrange AS/400 platform a face-lift, positioning it as the hot box for software hosting.On October 26, IBM will detail its application service provider (ASP) launch program for the AS/400, says Tom Jarosh, general manager of IBM's AS/400 division.
The database wars are waging on, as IBM rolled out an updated version of its DB2 Universal Database. The new version, due to ship on June 8, will run across a variety of operating systems, including Linux, Windows, AIX and OS/2.
Big Blue, the open-source champ, is making the Bluetooth wireless protocol available on Linux in an effort to kick-start more apps development.
Big Blue is bringing a more 'Unix-like' pricing structure to S/390 hardware and software. Will open-source users bite?
Big Blue hopes the free new version of its WebSphere application server will take the pain and expense out of hand-coded Web services.