Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 20th Dec 2005 18:37 UTC, submitted by Robert Escue
IBM Unix isn't a flashy market. But what distinction there is has been going to Sun Microsystems lately, by making its Unix-based Solaris operating system available as open-source software. Last week, IBM moved to put its AIX Unix operating system back on everybody's radar by revealing plans to create a development center on its Austin, Texas, campus to speed up AIX development.
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Jody
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2005-06-30

They spend millions on AIX and billions on Linux. I wouldn't worry too much about it.

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Robert Escue Member since:
2005-07-08

And just where do you get that IBM spends billions on Linux? How about sharing with the rest of us.

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"And just where do you get that IBM spends billions on Linux? How about sharing with the rest of us."

This is very well known:

http://news.com.com/2100-1001-249750.html
http://news.com.com/2100-1001-825723.html
http://linuxplanet.com/linuxplanet/interviews/4768/2/
http://www.forbes.com/execpicks/2003/07/30/cx_mh_ld_0730ibm.html
http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/01_33/b3745097.htm

It costs a lot to employ engineers, and provide them with everything they need...

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Duffman Member since:
2005-11-23

Perhaps because as Linux is just a piece of crap, it needs more money to do something usable than AIX.

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Edited 2005-12-20 21:07

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tbostick78 Member since:
2005-12-16

It's really not difficult to find an earnings report:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9731750/from/RL.5/

Do you really believe IBM spends "billions" on linux? Now THAT would be philanthropy!

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