Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 7th Mar 2006 21:20 UTC, submitted by John Mills
IBM During a presentation on IBM's involvement with Open Source, Andreas Pleschek from IBM in Stuttgart, Germany, who heads open source and Linux technical sales across North East Europe for IBM made a very interesting statement. "Andreas Pleschek also told that IBM has cancelled their contract with Microsoft as of October this year. That means that IBM will not use Windows Vista for their desktops. Beginning from July, IBM employees will begin using IBM Workplace on their new, Red Hat-based platform. Not all at once - some will keep using their present Windows versions for a while. But none will upgrade to Vista."
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heard of this before
by TechGeek on Wed 8th Mar 2006 00:10 UTC
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I don't remember when, but I heard about this quite some time ago. We had some IBM engineers at our school and they mentioned that they were in the process of developing it. I had thought at the time that it was a linux desktop their product line, but looks like they are using it internally for now. As for the Linksys, the change was made to save money. The memory cost more that the license for the new hardware OS. Course, I find it humerous that the new OS which is designed for hardware, runs worse than general purpose linux.

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