An anonymous reader wrote in to say "In this story Tivoli refers to the enterprise management software and a business unit of IBM. Tivoli is not only considering porting the gateway portion of the Tivoli Framework (the gateway allows management of workstations, windows, netware, os/2, as/400, etc.), but making it the only gateway platform supported!!! Thus every Tivoli implementation would require Linux. It would be important to note that currently many flavors of Unix and WinNT are the supported gateway platforms for Tivoli Framework 3.6 and there is no support for Linux at all right now. "