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IBM's Transarc subsidiary is embracing Linux -- it is lining up versions of its AFS client and server products based on the freeware Unix derivative. The company also said it is delaying the NT release of AFS 3.5, file management software designed to manage unstructured data, until February 1999, when it will release not only the Linux versions of the software but the already announced Digital Unix, Solaris, HP-UX, Irix and AIX releases. The Windows NT version was originally due any time now. Transarc said the decision to support Linux was based on customer requests -- 60 of them -- some large corporations. ®

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