IBM plans to invest 100$ million in Linux push

By | February 18, 2005

IBM plans to spend US$100 million during the next three years to expand Linux support to the client side of its Lotus Workplace collaboration applications.

This expanded Linux support will help give customers the ability to build end-to-end Linux solutions and provide customers with expanded choice in choosing a client while helping to manage costs and increase flexibility through cross-platform support.

“Since customers have been looking for ways to extend the value of Linux to the desktop, IBM felt the time was right to deliver a fully supported Linux client alternative,” said Ambuj Goyal, general manager of Workplace, Portal and Collaboration Software for IBM.

IBM Workplace Client Technology enables products and applications to run on a variety of operating systems, including Linux, which provides an additional choice for customers looking for a client-side Linux solution.

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