It is easy to question a company's commitment to a new technology, especially when there is much confusion and competition. But anyone sniping at IBM's motives when it comes to Linux is way off the mark. Sure, I've heard the criticisms. Some say IBM is backing Linux as a last-gasp attempt to fight Microsoft, and others claim that our Linux programs are just a ploy to sell AIX as a follow-on product. Then there's the perennial gripe, "IBM is going to throw its weight around and completely botch up Linux."