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IBM Germany dropping Microsoft

Last week I mentioned that the US

state of Massachusetts

is moving away from using

propriatary Microsoft Office formats in favor of the Open

Document Format—Novell

also took another goverment contract to add to their growing

list. Today I came across a story on neoseeker stating

that IBM Germany will be moving their desktop systems over

to Linux!

A quote from the LinuxForum 2006 Day 2 is very interesting:

"Andreas Pleschek also told that IBM has cancelled

their contract with Microsoft as of October this year. That means that IBM will

not use Windows Vista for their desktops. Beginning from July, IBM employees

will begin using IBM Workplace on their new, Red Hat-based platform. Not all at

once - some will keep using their present Windows versions for a while. But

none will upgrade to Vista."I wonder if this is a sign of things to come? Will the rest of IBM follow suit?

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