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IBM Not Done with Microsoft Yet

IBM once owned the PC business. It, along with Philip "Don" Estridge, created the IBM PC and in the process made DOS the dominant OS. It tried to maintain dominance with OS/2, but Microsoft lost interest (as it lost control) and went with Windows instead. The rest is antitrust history.

IBM would like nothing better than to reassert itself on the desk. Its answer? A set of open source productivity apps all delivered through virtual Linux servers. IBM has made headway with a similar approach in Europe and many internal Big Blue users are on open source clients.

Are you ready for a fully open desktop environment? Answers should be sent in an open and honest manner to dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on December 08, 2008 at 11:53 AM