Top firewalls easily pierced

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Top firewalls easily pierced

IBM Corp. Chairman Louis Gerstner has stated that the business models of Sun Microsystems Inc., Microsoft Corp. and EMC Corp. and all those who promote proprietary computing systems are doomed. According to the company, only open standards can survive in the coming interconnected world. Moreover, IBM will do its best to see that Gerstner’s prediction comes to pass by spending $1 billion next year to develop the freely available open-source Linux operating system. Gerstner said, “The infrastructure that is being built is too important for any one company, industry or nation to `own’ or dictate.”

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