IBM Gets Bolder, A Truly Formidable Competitor to Microsoft?

Discussion in ' News Discussion' started by MacBytes, Nov 17, 2003.

  1. MacBytes macrumors bot

    Jul 5, 2003
  2. Awimoway macrumors 65816


    Sep 13, 2002
    NW corner of California
    *nix is definitely taking on Windows around the world, but I find it most interesting that lately IBM seems to be challenging the Intel part of Wintel even more than the "Win" part.

    And for anyone who knows the history or has at least seen "Pirates of Silicon Valley", Apple teaming up with IBM to beat Microsoft is just richly ironical.
  3. ogminlo macrumors member

    Nov 7, 2003
    Also, that article quips at the end that IBM may be getting in over its head trying to get everyday folks to use Linux. But isn't that just what Apple did with OS X, get the uninitiated to use Unix? I don't see IBM making Linux approachable for the average user so far fetched...

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