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By Peter Galli  |  Posted 2003-07-30 Print this article Print

IBM is also extending Linux support for Lotus software on the client and server. Its iNotes Web access product has been renamed Domino Web Access and will now support the Mozilla browser running on Linux or Windows.
Big Blue is also introducing Lotus Domino for Linux on the mainframe, giving enterprise customers the flexibility to use a high-performance mainframe for their collaboration platform.
Also to be announced Wednesday is an integrated platform for e-business, code-named Blue Ice, which has been available for the xSeries and zSeries and will now be also be available on an eServer iSeries midrange server and an eServer pSeries Unix-based server, both using IBMs Power4 microprocessor. The integrated offering also includes a WebSphere Application Server, DB2 Universal Database software, tools, sizing guides and SuSE Linux. Lastly, Big Blue is extending Linux support for three key Tivoli offerings. It has added Linux support on eServer zSeries servers, while client support for Linux on eServer pSeries servers has been added to the IBM Tivoli Data Storage solution. It is also announcing Tivoli Monitoring for Transaction Performance, which provides detailed performance and availability analysis of Java 2 Enterprise Edition transactions running on Linux. The Tivoli Access Manager has also expanded its Linux support to include Linux on Intel-based servers, like the eServer xSeries, providing customers with open, standards-based support across the product line, from entry-level servers to the mainframe, Handy said.

Peter Galli has been a financial/technology reporter for 12 years at leading publications in South Africa, the UK and the US. He has been Investment Editor of South Africa's Business Day Newspaper, the sister publication of the Financial Times of London.

He was also Group Financial Communications Manager for First National Bank, the second largest banking group in South Africa before moving on to become Executive News Editor of Business Report, the largest daily financial newspaper in South Africa, owned by the global Independent Newspapers group.

He was responsible for a national reporting team of 20 based in four bureaus. He also edited and contributed to its weekly technology page, and launched a financial and technology radio service supplying daily news bulletins to the national broadcaster, the South African Broadcasting Corporation, which were then distributed to some 50 radio stations across the country.

He was then transferred to San Francisco as Business Report's U.S. Correspondent to cover Silicon Valley, trade and finance between the US, Europe and emerging markets like South Africa. After serving that role for more than two years, he joined eWeek as a Senior Editor, covering software platforms in August 2000.

He has comprehensively covered Microsoft and its Windows and .Net platforms, as well as the many legal challenges it has faced. He has also focused on Sun Microsystems and its Solaris operating environment, Java and Unix offerings. He covers developments in the open source community, particularly around the Linux kernel and the effects it will have on the enterprise.

He has written extensively about new products for the Linux and Unix platforms, the development of open standards and critically looked at the potential Linux has to offer an alternative operating system and platform to Windows, .Net and Unix-based solutions like Solaris.

His interviews with senior industry executives include Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, Linus Torvalds, the original developer of the Linux operating system, Sun CEO Scot McNealy, and Bill Zeitler, a senior vice president at IBM.

For numerous examples of his writing you can search under his name at the eWEEK Website at


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