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[News] A Look at IBM's Contribution to GNU/Linux Over the Past Decade

  • Subject: [News] A Look at IBM's Contribution to GNU/Linux Over the Past Decade
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 12 Jan 2010 16:00:19 +0000
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IBM software: big, blue and boring in the 2010s

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| These was a company that - seemingly out of 
| nowhere and rather contrary to its 
| proprietary software business model before - 
| began putting its considerable weight behind 
| Linux when the open-source OS was still new 
| and relatively unsupported by mainstream IT.
| In December 2000, IBM was promising to 
| invest $1bn into Linux in that following 
| year. IBM's then-chief executive Lou 
| Gerstner was telling the world that he was 
| "betting a big piece of IBM's future on 
| Linux."
| The company was raising eyebrows with a (now 
| quite laughable) Linux wristwatch to prove 
| the OS can go anywhere. It was vandalizing 
| the streets of San Francisco with the 
| slogan, "peace, love, and Linux."


Linux can do that

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| Ultimately, what I am seeing is proof that 
| there is, indeed, plenty of places for Linux 
| in the business. And not only on the server 
| end. The argument that Linux is too difficult 
| has washed away, and any member of the IT 
| world who still believes Linux is too 
| difficult, might want to return to Comp Sci 
| class for a refresher course. In my current 
| incarnation I have YET to come across a 
| desktop operating system that was even 
| remotely difficult. All desktop operating 
| systems have reached a near-uniform level of 
| simplicity.



Why is IBM Promoting Ubuntu at the Young Scientist Exhibition

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| A few people have been asking why IBM is
| promoting Ubuntu at the Young Scientist
| Exhibition when it is not an IBM product.
| In fact there are a number of good reasons:
|    1. IBM supports the concept of freedom
|    and we would hate to think that students
|    (or anyone) would feel locked in to
|    using a particular brand of proprietary
|    software just because it came with the
|    PC when they bought it. Click here to
|    view Bob Stutor explain in detail why
|    IBM cares about software freedom.
|    2. Ubuntu provides an excellent quality
|    stable desktop operating system for
|    free, so we donât want to see people
|    wasting valuable money on purchasing
|    licenses for software when they donât
|    have to
|    3. We think that Ubuntu is cool and we
|    think that the students attending the
|    exhibition will agree when they see for
|    themselves.
|    4. IBM employees use Ubuntu internally
|    for their work and IBM also partners
|    with a Canonical and Verde to provide
|    the Ubuntu based IBM Client for Smart
|    Work.

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