"We reported last year that Big Blue was firmly committed to
moving to a Linux desktop environment, and we now have confirmation
in the form of an IBM memo that this is going to happen.
"The memo, titled On Demand Initiatives, from IBM CIO Bob
Greenberg, and forwarded to us by an insider at IBM on the West
Coast, is encouraging senior execs at Big Blue to switch to a Linux
desktop by the end of this year.
"That, says Greenberg, is a challenge that IBM's chairman
himself put to Big Blue's IT organisation..."