November 20, 2001

IBM and Linux: the dinosaurs and the penguin

Author: JT Smith

"Not long ago, commentators were referring to mainframes as
dinosaurs, heading for extinction. IBM's mainframe revenues
were clearly in decline and high-end Unix servers, including
even IBM's own variety, were threatening its existence. Things
were looking decidedly grim for the dinosaurs. That was until the
dinosaurs did a deal with the Linux penguin. According to
popular mythology, this is how it happened." More at


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