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Frechette: IBM's ThinkPad/Linux Support Project Being Dropped

Jun 20, 2002, 19:01 (18 Talkback[s])
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"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..."

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