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IBM Sets Its Sights on Linux Software

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"Company hopes to encourage more software vendors to build apps for the alternative OS."

"IBM is readying a number of new marketing programs that the computer giant hopes will encourage another 6000 independent software vendors (ISVs) to port their software to the Linux operating system over the next three years. At the Linuxworld Conference & Expo in Boston this week, the company will unveil its IBM eServer Application Server Advantage for Linux initiative, code-named Chiphopper, which is designed to ease the job of making Linux software run across all of IBM's servers."

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