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Red Hat & IBM Expand their Relationship

Red Hat & IBM Expand their Relationship

Red Hat and IBM Thursday expanded their relationship, which is supposed to make everybody feel better about the fact that IBM has promised to put $50 million into Novell when it completes its acquisition of Red Hat rival SUSE, but then of course IBM wants two viable Linux distributors.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux v.3, Red Hat' newest offering, is now available across the entire IBM eServer product line. It's being bundled with IBM's xSeries and BladeCenter servers in Japan and North America, a move that's to go worldwide.

The announcement, one of those missionary deals pledging to evangelize Linux, expands their existing multi-year pact cut last year.

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