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Business 2.0: Microsoft's Red Menace

Jan 07, 2005, 16:00 (6 Talkback[s])
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"When IBM announced last month that it is selling its PC business to China-based PC maker Lenovo, a fair bit of head scratching ensued. But here's an interesting scenario (and let me stress that it's a hypothetical one), courtesy of tech strategy consultant Boris Petrov, that would make the deal pay off in spades: IBM could use Lenovo to spread Linux in the fastest-growing PC market, China.

"Seen in this light, the Lenovo deal could be a way for IBM to try to outflank archrival Microsoft..."

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