A million here, a million there, and pretty soon you're talking about some real money. IBM seems to be grinning a big mona-lisa-penguin grin lately, which if nothing else is cool to point out to your boss / I.T. manager come requisition time. To paraphrase, very few people have ever gotten fired for buying Big Blue;)
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Al writes: "Linuxworld Australia is reporting that IBM are set to invest US$200 million over the next four years in the creation of seven Linux developer centres and four Linux competency centres across the region. IBM will deploy Linux experts and all IBM platforms at these centres to liase with software developers, be they established or startups. This will provide a huge boost in the porting and creation of native Linux applications within the region. The article is here."