It's two steps forward, one step back for Linux. IBM promises to spend $1 billion on the OS and companies improve desktop software for it, but Linux lags in support for the new Pentium 4.
IBM to spend $1 billion on Linux in 2001 update
Chief executive Louis Gerstner says Big Blue will spend $1 billion on Linux next year, and the
company also reveals a Linux supercomputer win with Shell Oil.
Linux moves slowly onto the desktop
Several recent developments have moved Linux a few steps closer to the abilities of the average
computer user, but the alternative operating system still isn't a Windows killer.