SearchCIO: IBM, ISVs Lure NT Users with Linux

[ Thanks to Jason
for this link. ]

“IBM’s plan to recruit Microsoft NT users to IBM and Linux may
be viewed by some as laughable. But Big Blue couldn’t be more
serious about the open source platform. IBM says the rising number
of ISVs moving to open source is proof that it has a chance at
converting thousands.

“‘What we’re seeing is a groundswell of ISVs moving from
Microsoft to IBM,’ said Scott Hebner, vice president of marketing
and strategy for IBM’s software group. ‘What’s at the core of it?
Resellers are making a commitment to open source.’

“By the end of 2004, Microsoft is expected to discontinue
support for Windows NT and stop distributing security patches. That
means that about 2 million customers will have to develop a
migration strategy…”

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