On Thu, 17 Apr 2008 07:58:55 -0400, Ezekiel wrote:

>> wrote in message
>> news:f9360cbf-4b26-4b4d-b1bc-4fa485be7402@1g2000prf.googlegroups.com...
>>
>> ...IBM is actively working to move away from its dependence upon
>> Microsoft Windows and toward a heterogeneous cross-platform future.
>>
>> [IBM ran a pilot program, Oct 2007 to Jan 2008, giving employees Macs
>> who had formally been using Windows. 86% wanted to keep their Macs
>> and not go back to Windows. Quotes from their experiences:]

>
> So IBM gave up on linux and ditched it. Now they're going with Macs and
> linux isn't anywhere to be seen on the desktop.
>
>
>
> http://groups.google.com/group/comp....4d1f63bb8e8dea
>
> IBM Aims For 40,000 Linux Desktops In-house By 2005
>
> IBM hopes to have 40,000 Linux desktop users within the company by year's
> end, according to Scott Handy, IBM's vice president of worldwide Linux
> strategy and market development.
>

>
>
> Yeah... that linux experiment must have worked out real good if IBM is now
> going to buy new hardware and use Macs. Once again, linux fails on the
> desktop even at the company that's touted as the largest linux supporter.


That's about the size of it.
Last time I checked the IBM corporate platform was Windows XP.


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