October 13, 2003

Enterprises Struggle With Windows-Linux Interoperability

On a warm September day at Manhattan's upscale St. Regis hotel, Microsoft chairman Bill Gates stepped onto a makeshift stage with IBM senior VP Steve
Mills to demonstrate what Mills would describe as a "breakthrough" in software engineering. With the Windows operating system and Microsoft's SQL
Server database running on one computer and a Linux operating system and IBM's DB2 database on another, the competitors showed how Web services could
be used to conduct secure transactions across their disparate systems. It was the culmination of two years of joint effort--and ended with handshakes
and smiles.

Link: internetweek.com


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