IBM offers developers easy access to Linux offerings

The IBM Linux Speed-start program is providing a free Software Evaluation Kit (SEK) loaded with the latest IBM middleware that has been ported to Linux.

The company claims it's "the easiest way to get access to all of new releases of IBM Linux tools and products including WebSphere Studio application Developer v5.1.2, DB2 Universal Database v8.1.6, Tivoli Access Manager v5.1, and Tivoli Directory Server v5.2."

IBM is offering at no charge to mail its Linux Software Evaluation Kit DVD set to those who wish to obtain the latest of its middleware that has been ported to Linux - including WebSphere Studio application Developer v5.1.2, DB2 Universal Database v8.1.6, Tivoli Access Manager v5.1, and Tivoli Directory Server v5.2.

The DVD - full title: 2H 2004 SEK, Linux platform: DB2, Tivoli, and WebSphere trial code on DVD - also contains developer tutorials, technical whitepapers, and articles.

It can be obtained from the relevant IBM site.

The DVD set's full contents are as follows:

  • IBM WebSphere Studio Application Developer V5.1.2

  • IBM WebSphere Application Server V5.1

  • DB2 Personal Developer's Edition V8.1.6

  • Tivoli Access Manager V5.1

  • Tivoli Directory Server V5.2

The aim is to help developers build and deploy on-demand apps and Web services for Linux, says IBM. "No other company," the company claims, "has more Linux-related hardware, software, and service solutions and offerings than IBM."

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