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SCO Linux gets nod for IBM databases

IBM has certified its DB2 database software to work with SCO Group's version of Linux, the companies said Monday. The certification is an important step for SCO, which has dropped its own version of Linux for the consortium's version. The UnitedLinux software is based on the more widely used Linux from SuSE.

One of the key reasons behind the formation of the UnitedLinux consortium was to make certification easier for hardware and software companies by reducing the number of different variations of Linux. IBM certified version 8.1 of its database software to work with SCO Linux 4.0.