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Khan and Masters also spent some time commenting on IBM's committment to Linux on its mainframes, stating that while it has no intention of running Linux on its high end machines, it does plan to offer complete compatibility with Linux applications. "Native Linux doesn't bring anything to the party on this scale of a product," said Khan, "the kernel doesn't have the capabilities for high end [systems]." According to Khan, Linux as a server OS is a "fundamentally an Intel phenomenon," and IBM's focus on the operating system is "ill-advised."

This article was originally published on Apr 9, 2002
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