IBM Expands Support for Linux

IBM continues to expand its support for Linux, offering a comprehensive lineup of solutions for the open source operating system. IBM's efforts to advance Linux date back to 1998 and include technical support for major commercial distributions of Linux. With the industry's largest portfolio of hardware, software, and services for Linux, IBM is helping more companies leverage Linux to grow their e-businesses. In addition to its technical support, IBM offers an Application Developer's Kit to business partners to accelerate development of small business applications for Linux. IBM also introduces a beta version of NetObjects TopPage for Linux, an easy-to-use web authoring and web page design tool. IBM strengthens its commitment to open source by announcing its intention to make all server platforms Linux ready and expanding its worldwide Solution Partnership Centers (SPCs) to include access to technicians with Linux operating system expertise. IBM also releases source code modifications that enable Linux to run on S/390 servers and expands its agreement with SuSE to include SuSE distribution of selected IBM middleware.