Linked by David Adams on Wed 16th Apr 2008 15:33 UTC, submitted by Hakime
Apple As further evidence of the growing interest in Macs among enterprise customers, IBM's Research Information Services launched an internal pilot program designed to study the possibility of moving significant numbers of employees to the Mac platform. The study has already found an enthusiastic response from participants and is helping to drive Mac support for IBM's business applications.
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Done before?
by trooper9 on Wed 16th Apr 2008 16:46 UTC
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2007-04-27

I may be wrong, but didn't they do this same thing with Linux not too long ago?

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RE: Done before?
by ShadesFox on Wed 16th Apr 2008 16:59 in reply to "Done before?"
ShadesFox Member since:
2006-10-01

Indeed they did. That's the thing about IBM, if someone is buying it in decent quantity then IBM will step in to sell it.

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RE[2]: Done before?
by google_ninja on Wed 16th Apr 2008 17:26 in reply to "RE: Done before?"
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2006-02-05

Its actually pretty cool to see how they have managed to re-invent themselves from a hardware company to a "solutions" company. Its also really interesting to see how they have gone from the Great Satan to having a pretty good image in the eyes of the tech world

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RE: Done before?
by Dano on Thu 17th Apr 2008 06:20 in reply to "Done before?"
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2006-01-22

Yep, and Linux got them farther than Mac support will. I can understand Linux because it's so open that it does not cost them much to service and deploy a Linux platform. They should have worked on getting OS/2 ported on other processors.

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