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IBM offers free tool; Coollogic plans set-top box

The companies are among many reaping as much as they can from the popularity of Linux, pitching goods to everyone from people using the operating system to those writing software for it.

 

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IBM, Coollogic, Red Hat and TurboLinux are among the many companies reaping as much as they can from the popularity of Linux, pitching their goods to everyone from people using the open-source operating system to those writing software for it.

"We think this will help attract more developers to Linux."

- Dave Grossman, IBM Distinguished Engineer

 


IBM offers free tool for writing Linux software
"Sash Weblications" allows Web developers who don't have extensive programming experience to write software that runs on the increasingly popular Linux operating system.

Linux powers new set-top box
Coollogic releases a new set-top box, a Linux-based device that can run Java programs. The company plans to team with NetFrontier and Acer America.

Red Hat, TurboLinux, others update Linux offerings
update The heart of Linux might not be ready yet, but companies and volunteers are releasing new versions of the rest of the operating system.