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[News] IBM CFO Notes Big Linux Growth

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IBM CFO: We Had 62 Unix Competitive Displacements In Q1

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| Earlier this week, IBM reported declines in many parts of its hardware 
| business. But in spite of the broad hardware downturn, CFO Mark Loughridge 
| said IBM convinced 62 CIOs to rip and replace Unix systems in the quarter, 
| and that Linux MIPS were up more than 50%.   



Linux Foundation CEO: Linux is "fastest growing platform"

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| The Linux Collaboration Summit, which is taking place this week in San
| Francisco, provides participants with an environment for discussion and
| education. The event, which is hosted by the Linux Foundation and is
| accessible by invitation only, consists of presentations and discussion
| panels about numerous social, technical, and economic issues that relate to
| Linux and open source software development. The first day of the event
| delivered an edifying experience and a unique window into the views of
| prominent members of the Linux community.


Ballmer Still Searching for an Answer to Google

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| "Forty percent of servers run Windows, 60 percent run Linux," he said. "How
| are we doing? Forty is less than 60, so I don't like it. ... We have some
| work to do."


The top 10 greatest geeks of all time

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| 1: Linus Torvalds
| Shaun Nichols: It's one thing to write a complete computer program. It takes
| an entirely different level of geekdom to write a computer operating system.
| Compound that with the fact that said operating system is a re-write of the
| most successful network operating environment of all time, and then - as the
| icing on the cake - giving the code away to the rest of the world for free
| and you'll start to understand why Linus Torvalds earned the number one spot.
| One story jokingly tossed around is that Torvalds wrote all of the code for
| the Linux kernel on the back of a shovel over the course of one cold Finish
| winter. The reality is only slightly less amazing: the 21 year-old student
| wrote the first versions of his Unix clone in his spare time as a way to
| connect with servers at the University of Helsinki in 1991.



Feeling the heat at Microsoft

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| If I ask you who is Microsoft's biggest competitor now, who would it be?
| Ballmer: Open...Linux. I don't want to say open source. Linux, certainly have
| to go with that.

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