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IBM to pledge $1 billion to boost Linux: WSJ
Marketwatch ^ | Tuesday, 17 September 2013 3:35 a.m. Today - | By Barbara Kollmeyer

Posted on 09/17/2013 10:09:49 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach

International Business Machines Inc. plans to announce Tuesday that it will spent $1 billion over four or five years on Linux, The Wall Street Journal reported on its Digits blog.

(Excerpt) Read more at marketwatch.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: ibm; linux

1 posted on 09/17/2013 10:09:49 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Is this a swipe at MS?...........


2 posted on 09/17/2013 10:10:54 AM PDT by Red Badger (It is dangerous to be right in matters where established men are wrong. .....Voltaire)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Details?

On servers?


3 posted on 09/17/2013 10:16:11 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I am of the opinion that the best “boost” for Linux would be an alteration of the core OS so that it follows the model of Minix 3 as the Kernel / hypervisor mode and the OSes running in user mode.

http://www.minix3.org/


4 posted on 09/17/2013 10:16:33 AM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: Red Badger; ShadowAce
No Idea, may just be business as usual , spread over 4 or 5 years.

They just ,...in effect said ,...we are in the Server ?Business with our Power 7+ and now Power 8.

5 posted on 09/17/2013 10:16:46 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I still don’t understand why they sold off their PC/Laptop/printer businesses....


6 posted on 09/17/2013 10:18:01 AM PDT by Red Badger (It is dangerous to be right in matters where established men are wrong. .....Voltaire)
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To: taxcontrol

Make it run users in a Virtual Machine,....in some fashion.


7 posted on 09/17/2013 10:19:50 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Red Badger
I still don’t understand why they sold off their PC/Laptop/printer businesses....

There's no money (markup) in it; it is the same reason Proctor & Gamble sold off best-selling Comet Cleanser.
8 posted on 09/17/2013 10:20:36 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There's no salvation in politics.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Minix takes that concept to a higher level by first making the OS run in user mode which is in essence, a virtual machine at the OS level.


9 posted on 09/17/2013 10:23:13 AM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Looks like Big Blue is getting tired of putting up
with the vagaries and vulnerabilities of Windoze.

It was the IBM platform the made Bill Gates and now
they appear to be giving his product the cold shoulder.


10 posted on 09/17/2013 10:38:31 AM PDT by nvscanman
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
IBM to spend $1 billion on Linux in 2001

IBM uses Linux under z/VM on mainframes
as the world largest server
as well as Linux on blades.


11 posted on 09/17/2013 10:41:23 AM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your teaching is my delight.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach





12 posted on 09/17/2013 10:51:32 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Back in the early 2000’s, IBM did testing of how many Linux instances it could run simultaneously on one of the big Dino mainframes.

They started to see degradation when they got up to something like 44,000 Linuxes.
44,000.
All running at the same time!

Dinos RULE!!!!


13 posted on 09/17/2013 10:56:34 AM PDT by djf (Rich widows: My Bitcoin address is... 1ETDmR4GDjwmc9rUEQnfB1gAnk6WLmd3n6)
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To: Red Badger
I still don’t understand why they sold off their PC/Laptop/printer businesses....

I have a hunch IBM doesn't care for competition.

14 posted on 09/17/2013 11:03:33 AM PDT by Standing Wolf (No tyrant should ever be allowed to die of natural causes.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Unload your Microslop stock now, while it’s still worth more than toilet paper.


15 posted on 09/17/2013 11:08:22 AM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: IronJack

Bad advice. You seem to unfamiliar with the nations “cloud” centers.


16 posted on 09/17/2013 11:18:16 AM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?s)
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To: SeekAndFind

Wow. Not a fan of Unix, eh?


17 posted on 09/17/2013 11:25:03 AM PDT by LearnsFromMistakes (Yes, I am happy to see you. But that IS a gun in my pocket.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Worked so well for them with OS/2 and its an even worse corporation today.


18 posted on 09/17/2013 11:32:34 AM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: SeekAndFind

Linux: Buy computer. Download Bob’s compiler, Mary’s linker, wait...John update to Bob’s compiler but only if using Mary’s latest version that has Eric’s patch to...no, wait...Forget Bob’s compiler, there’s a new one now....so, download jerry’s compiler, uninstall Mary’s linker that isn’t compatible, then find the right linker version from John that has George’s macros but with...3 weeks later, actually compile a file.


19 posted on 09/17/2013 11:36:05 AM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: Standing Wolf; Red Badger
RB>I still don’t understand why they sold off their
PC/Laptop/printer businesses....

SW>I have a hunch IBM doesn't care for competition.

Perhaps they wanted to concentrate on core business.

20 posted on 09/17/2013 11:57:57 AM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your teaching is my delight.)
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To: CodeToad

What’s it like? How does it feel?


21 posted on 09/17/2013 12:36:09 PM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: eyedigress

If the implication is that “the nation’s cloud centers” all run Windows, you are sadly mistaken. And even if they did, Linux will inevitably displace them as more users realize what a POS Microslop is.


22 posted on 09/17/2013 12:40:48 PM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: UriÂ’el-2012

“Perhaps they wanted to concentrate on core business”

Which iiiissss?


23 posted on 09/17/2013 1:22:16 PM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: djf

I hve heard the story as a large number.


24 posted on 09/17/2013 3:37:22 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Well, that should be the kiss of death for Linux. ;’)


25 posted on 09/17/2013 5:11:24 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: CodeToad
U-2012>Perhaps they wanted to concentrate on core business

Which iiiissss?

Here is their mission statement:
"At IBM, we strive to lead in the invention, development and
manufacture of the industry's most advanced information technologies,
including computer systems, software, storage systems and
microelectronics.

We translate these advanced technologies into value for our customers
through our professional solutions, services and consulting businesses worldwide."


26 posted on 09/17/2013 5:27:10 PM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your teaching is my delight.)
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