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Betting on Linux

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.

 

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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.

Some Linux versions can't handle Pentium 4
Chalk it up to Pentium 4 pitfalls the fact that not all versions of the open-source operating system support the new Intel processor.

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.

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Linux seller Caldera beats estimates
Caldera Systems reports a smaller-than-expected loss of 18 cents a share on revenue of $1.2 million.