IBM will release DB2 for Linux Beta on December 7th. However it will still lack database extenders and data replication. It may or may not include Java stored procedures and Java user-defined functions (time to clamor ;-)). The article also says IBM will announce on December 1st that it is enabling its enterprise file systems sofware for Linux. Anyone know what that might mean? Another filesystem? IBM does appear to understand the role that Linux could play on attacking the desktop. Remains to be seen about HP and Sun. Update! tpepper wrote in to say he believes the big Dec. 1 announcement will be that IBM's ADSM client is becoming available for Linux. An unsupported version has just become available and ADSM is described on this page "