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CNET News.com: IBM recovering from Sun blindness

Mar 19, 2001, 21:35 (3 Talkback[s])
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"About two years ago, IBM realized it had fallen in the very market responsible for its initial success--the powerful server computers that lie at the heart of corporate networks...."

"It wasn't part of the initial plan, but an unexpected force arrived to inject energy into IBM's server overhaul: Linux. The operating system, though not the easy road to riches many start-ups had hoped, has shaken Microsoft out of its leisurely assault on Unix...."

"As Goethe said, boldness has a magic to it," Eunice said. "The fact that they took this wild, completely committed swing at Linux--I think that's very appealing to people. It says IBM is moving back to innovation. You can't buy that kind of positive feeling. Now it's Sun that's on the defensive about Linux."

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