While the Microsoft vs. Linux debate rages in boardroom meetings
and around IT water coolers, IBM has chosen sides already.
"Although Big Blue maintains a friendly relationship with
Microsoft, its efforts in touting Linux worldwide have shown that
the company is strolling down the aisle hand-in-hand with the Linux
"Now that the wedding has taken place, IBM is in the honeymoon
phase with Linux, taking it on stops from Wall Street to European
and Latin American financial centers. The company has much at stake
with its open-source initiatives, but it looks as if this marriage
is built to last..."