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The Financial Express: IBM Mulls Linux For Its PCs

Dec 27, 2002, 19:00 (18 Talkback[s])
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"International Business Machines (IBM) may soon start packing its PCs with the open-source Linux operating system (OS). IBM's Linux initiative has so far been limited to its servers and workstations.

"At present, IBM PCs, aimed mainly at the commercial segment, come pre-loaded with Microsoft's Windows OS. The PCs come with two variants of Windows OS--XP Home and XP Professional.

"IBM officials were not ready to specify any time frame for loading the Linux OS, since the decision has to be taken on a global scale. But IBM, having seen the growing acceptability of Linux as a desktop OS in the Indian market, aims to leverage this opportunity.

"IBM India's personal computing division brand manager Ajay Mittal said IBM is looking for a Linux distributor in India..."

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