Linked by David Adams on Sun 20th Jun 2010 03:23 UTC, submitted by sjvn
Linux Hardware companies don't tend to have their own Linux distributions. IBM uses Linux everywhere, but they don't have their own Linux. Dell will be happy to sell you notebooks and netbooks with Ubuntu or a workstation or server with RHEL (Red Hat Enterprise Linux). But, no major OEM (original equipment manufacturer) has had a house-brand Linux... until now. HP has recently bought not one, but two Linux distributions. Surely HP is not getting into the Linux distribution business? Are they?
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A correction
by Windlord on Sun 20th Jun 2010 19:47 UTC
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IBM does not use Linux everywhere, I´ve worked with & for IBM and their use of Linux is largely minor -even though since 2nd half of 2009 it has started to promote it internally- and is not very OSS friendly.

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I don't agree!!!!
by sergio on Sun 20th Jun 2010 20:39 in reply to "A correction"
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Linux is used extensively on infrastructure servers and now even on employees' desktops (thanks to OpenClient). Lotus Notes, Symphony and Sametime runs 100% natively on Linux.

It's very difficult to find a product or bussiness solution without Linux support. From System Z to Websphere... everything has something to do with Linux.

Hey... I think that SuSE Linux is better supported by IBM than by Novell itself. ;)

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RE: I don't agree!!!!
by Windlord on Sun 20th Jun 2010 21:15 in reply to "I don't agree!!!!"
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SuSE is not supported inside IBM by OpenClient, the effort was let to rot -the only officially supported ones are RHEL & Ubuntu-. As I said, from june 2009 they´ve started to promote it more actively inside the company, but is recent and very slow (in many instances you´ve to clear with your manager to install linux).

Also, the use of OSS is quite discouraged since they fear it might pollute their IP -hell I even had to clear to use OpenOffice instead of Symphony!-. IBM is playing both sides with Linux & OSS

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