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Linux suppliers’ plans

Daniel Thomas

The LinuxWorld Conference and Expo in New York, which opens today, will see a host of software announcements reflecting increasing interest in the open source operating system.

IBM will preview enhancements to the scalability, reliability and integration capabilities of its Linux database.

It provides database administrators with tools to help them manage clusters of database servers. It will also port DB2 to run on Linux on its high-end pSeries Unix machines.

Black Duck Software will make its debut with a package to help manage and reduce the intellectual property risks of re-using and mixing open source and proprietary software code. Analysts said Black Duck is breaking new ground and will help to increase the number of corporate and third-party open source projects.

MySQL AB will announce MySQL Administrator, a tool with a graphical user interface that provides easy management of MySQL database servers.


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