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ZDNet UK: It's Time Vendors Ate Their Own Penguin Food

Jan 17, 2004, 10:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andrew Donoghue)

"So just when it seemed that someone was prepared to put their head above the parapet and give the desktop Linux movement a hefty leg-up along comes the PR machine and yanks them down safely behind the battlements again. That's really inspiring for anyone thinking of trialling the technology, and surely a marketing triumph for Big Blue.

"There must have been a furious exec meeting after the news of the leak broke, where IBM had a choice of three paths. One: stand by the document and its gutsy message; Two: fudge it and be non-committal; and Three: deny everything. Well, Big Blue settled on the middle road and showed once again why Microsoft has managed to dominate the desktop for so long. IBM UK wouldn't even comment on the story. Impressive..."

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