Posted by: David Vasta
David on Apple, IBM News, Linux
Oh me? I have never been a big supporter of Windows, that is clear. I have a long history of not liking Windows. I have also been very vocal with IBM telling them they can tell us how much they hate Windows and then force the user community they have to use it. It’s just not right. Plus all of their internal employees are mostly forced to use Windows as well. The most funny thing is IBM has a person, who shall remain nameless, that is the most vocal Open Sourced Linux fanatic/evangelist working all over the world spreading the good news up Linux, PHP and MySQL on POWER and his desktop is of course a Windows desktop. How insane is that?
I think this is a positive move in the right direction by I do recall a press release from IBM in 2003 that said in the next 3 -4 years most internal desktops would move to Linux and we see where that has gotten….no where.
“Long-time Microsoft Windows supporter IBM has recently initiated an internal pilot program to study the possibility of moving a significant number of its employees to Apple’s Mac platform, leaked company documents show.”
With good result and comments like these I think this is a very positive thing for IBM and Apple.
“I have been a true PC stalwart for 2+ decades, but after trying Vista, I’m ready for a change.”
“Getting wireless running was a piece of cake on the Mac, much simpler than the PC.”
But then again for all the Mac people out there you already knew what IBM is finding out today!