Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 6th Apr 2009 00:04 UTC, submitted by google_ninja
In the News We've been following the recent news about IBM potentially buying Sun, and the internet had more or less accepted that big blue was going to be the new owners of Sun Microsystems. However, the omnipresent "people close to the matter" have told the New York Times that IBM has withdrawn its offer, and that the deal is now off.
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RE[2]: Comment by MadRat
by MikeekiM on Mon 6th Apr 2009 21:57 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by MadRat"
MikeekiM
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2005-11-16

Let's not forget IBM itself kisses Microsoft rear an awful lot as well. I don't see IBM setting up it's employees with Linux or Apple laptops, to run IBM software. Upper Management still doesn't know about anything but Microsoft.

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RE[3]: Comment by MadRat
by lfeagan on Tue 7th Apr 2009 12:50 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by MadRat"
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2006-04-01

FYI, IBM does setup employees with Linux laptops running IBM software. This is called the IBM Open Client. There is a mainstream version that tracks with RHEL, at present version 5.3, as well as a Debian/Ubuntu Version built for Ubuntu 8.04/8.10 (Called OCDC--Open Client Debian Community). In the very near future IBMers will receive laptops that are dual boot out of the box. Right now an employee simply downloads the recovery disk to install Linux. Regarding Apple laptops, my intern uses an Apple Macbook Pro laptop provided by IBM.

I personally have 5 Linux machines at my desk at work and zero Windows machines. I run Lotus Notes, Lotus Sametime, Lotus Sametime 3D, SecondLife, OpenSimulator, Rational Software Architect, Eclipse, and Data Studio all on Linux.

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