PC Week: Linux isn’t IBM’s only alternative to Windows 2000

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for this link.

“Not for the first time, IBM has been handed a priceless
opportunity to prove that it’s ready to regain the lead in defining
the direction of distributed IT.”

“IBM blew it, big time, when the product it was selling was OS/2
and the product Microsoft was promising was Windows 95. IBM never
figured out what people wanted to buy; all it could talk about was
what it had developed.”

“Today, however, IBM has a new opportunity: The company can sell
you an AS/400, but Microsoft can only promise you Windows 2000. And
who knows when Windows 2000 will arrive, let alone in what kind of
buggy and defeatured form?”

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