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IBM to fit Linux in handhelds, other devices

Linux gets more boosts, as Big Blue plans to shrink the open-source operating system to fit small devices and Dell expands a deal with Red Hat to promote the OS.

 

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Although the open-source operating system is best known for its work in servers, IBM now wants to shrink Linux to fit handhelds and other devices. Linux is also getting closer with other allies, as Dell expands a deal with Red Hat to promote the OS.

"We see Linux as being as much of a fad as the Internet was in 1995."

- Irving Wladawsky-Berger, IBM vice president of technology and strategy

 


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