IBM, Linux and the Microsoft-Free PC

Posted by red5 on Aug 5, 2008 7:52 PM EST; By Sean Michael Kerner
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After 10 years of supporting Linux, IBM (NYSE: IBM) continues to challenge Microsoft on multiple fronts and aims to push Linux even further into the enterprise. While IBM has competed and partnered with Microsoft over the last two decades, the Microsoft-free PC effort is perhaps its most direct assault yet. "The idea of Microsoft-free personal computing has been in the air for a while," Inna Kuznetsova, director of Linux at IBM, told "We're just partnering with Linux distribution vendors and hardware vendors to make it happen."

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