September 16, 2005 8:24 AM PDT

Red Hat, IBM to give Linux a boost

IBM and Red Hat have created a program to boost Linux-based solutions among independent software vendors in emerging markets.

Under the initiative announced Friday, technical resources and implementation services will be made available to developers so that they can port and certify applications on IBM software and Red Hat Enterprise Linux, the companies said. IBM will offer 29 tutorials covering Linux systems and network administration, while Red Hat will provide copies of its enterprise software and access to its technology partner program.

The program will be available at IBM's "innovation centers" in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou, China; Bangalore, India; Seoul; Tokyo; Waltham, Mass.; Chicago; San Mateo, Calif.; Sydney; Hursley, U.K.; Paris; Stuttgart, Germany; Moscow; and Amsterdam.

"This collaboration with Red Hat will help the developer community worldwide test and certify their applications at IBM innovation centers for Red Hat Enterprise Linux on IBM platforms, expanding customer choice to deploy affordable Linux-based applications in their existing environments," Todd Chase, program director of IBM innovation centers, said in a statement.

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Be on the cutting edge of providing work for IBM Global Services by paying Red Hat for a free operating system and by paying IBM to make something useful out of it. What a bargin.
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I'd like to see Google help promote linux by rolling their own Linux Distro specifically geared for the desktop. They certainly have the expertise, and based on the type of people they've been hiring lately, I am begining to wonder if something might be in the works already.

That would be awesome :)
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I'd like to see Google help promote linux by rolling their own Linux Distro specifically geared for the desktop. They certainly have the expertise, and based on the type of people they've been hiring lately, I am begining to wonder if something might be in the works already.

That would be awesome :)
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