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IBM Exec Says Linux on Par With AIX

IBM's venerable AIX, the company's proprietary Unix implementation, has long been the computer giant's primary operating system when it comes to selling systems for mission critical applications.

But as CIO Update reports, AIX is but one of several operating systems in IBM's portfolio and Linux is playing an increasingly important role. With IT budgets tight at many enterprises, IBM executive Jean Staten Healy says Linux is a worthy alternative in many areas and particularly well-suited to help companies maximize their desktop computing infrastructure.


BOSTON -- What does Linux mean to the CIO? That's a question Jean Staten Healy, IBM's director of worldwide Linux strategy, addressed at length during a session at the LinuxCon conference this week. CIOs have multiple competing priorities and Healy noted that Linux is an operating system platform that deserves consideration. IBM (NYSE: IBM) has more than one operating system in its product portfolio and also sells its own AIX Unix as well.

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Linux Is On Parity With AIX Unix