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IBM and Red Hat Promote Linux In Emerging

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Continuing a push to promote the use of Linux-based products in emerging world markets, IBM on Friday announced an initiative with Red Hat to jointly support third-party developers with technical resources, expertise, and implementation services.

IBM announced a similar agreement in March with Novell aimed at supporting product development around Novell's SuSE Linux and IBM platforms.

For use within both the Red Hat and Novell efforts, IBM has established 15 Innovation Centers across the world that will be used to provide developers with technical support. Included are centers are in Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou, China; Bangalore, India; and Moscow. A new center in San Paulo, Brazil is expected by year end, says Todd Chase, program director of IBM Innovation Centers.

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