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IBM will take the next step in making Linux an integral part of its enterprise strategy next month when it announces plans to bundle the open-source operating system with PC and RISC-based servers.
At the LinuxWorld show in San Jose, Calif., IBM will announce it will bundle Linux with its lower-end RS/6000 servers and workstations as well as with its Intel-based line of Netfinity servers, alongside the native operating systems for those platforms.
The company will also detail intentions to port Linux to the PowerPC chip, which runs on IBM's RS/6000 and AS/400 servers.
The decision to push a strategy to sell Linux across multiple server platforms has …