Frechette: IBM's ThinkPad/Linux Support Project Being Dropped
Jun 20, 2002, 19:01 (18 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kevin Frechette)
"Over the last 3 years I've had the pleasure of supporting the
Linux community in its efforts to run Linux on IBM ThinkPad
notebook computers. I've even had the experience of supporting IBM
President Sam Palmisano and his team as he delivered his LinuxWorld
NYC 2001 keynote address using a Linux-preloaded IBM ThinkPad T21.
But, after 3 years, IBM has decided to no longer fund that project,
and as of Monday, June 24th, I will be layed-off from IBM as part
of IBM's recent Server Group "resource action." (Purely a case of
being on the wrong project at the wrong time.)
"So, come Monday, I will be 'notebook-less' and searching for my
next job. It's hard to imagine finding anything as rewarding as
these last 3 years have been, but I suspect I'll find something --
perhaps still Linux-related..."