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The Register: Don't run Win2k, 'early adopter' IBM tells staff

Apr 12, 2000, 15:45 (10 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Lettice)

[ Thanks to Ben Tilly and John Sowa for this link. ]

"IBM's enthusiasm for Windows 2000 has cooled somewhat, according to an company internal memo obtained by US publication Smart Reseller. According to the memo, which is said to have been sent to all employees, "IBM employees are not permitted to directly or indirectly connect Windows 2000 to the IBM production network infrastructure"."

"...Back in October IBM VP Dick Sullivan was telling us IBM was early-adopting Win2k as its standard desktop OS, and would be rolling it out to 300,000 seats. In December Microsoft and IBM announced a series of joint Win2k readiness initiatives, designed to "help the companies' mutual customers make a smooth transition to the new operating system.""

"But now, says Smart Reseller, IBM is telling its staff that Win2k contains components that may "interfere with IP network services (DHCP function)" and that this could impact on the availability of IBM's worldwide network."

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